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Australia Pisses Off Disney

http://www.slashfood.com/2009/10/15/ho-white-australian-beer-ad-angers-disney/

Interesting.  SFW, mostly.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 19th, 2009 2:57pm
Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs belong to the brothers Grimm, and the story is out of copyright.
Permalink Attila 
October 19th, 2009 3:12pm
Not if they're sneezy, dopey, doc, sleepy, grumpy, happy, and bashful, they're not.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 19th, 2009 3:14pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv5U0W8FDDk Better.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
October 19th, 2009 3:38pm
Good one.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 19th, 2009 3:43pm
So THAT'S what the words to Carmina Burana really mean.  I always wondered.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 19th, 2009 3:44pm
Note it was Raspberry beer and Jameison is now on the map.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_a_raspberry

Thank you Disney.
Permalink trollop 
October 19th, 2009 6:09pm
It's well within fair usage under parody.
Permalink Aaron 
October 19th, 2009 10:28pm
Story is out of copyright, yes.

This story:

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm053.html

Snow White? Check. Seven dwarves? Check.

Character with that look, red bow in hair, and 7 dwarves with those appearances? Sorry, that is Disney property.
Permalink CC 
October 19th, 2009 10:49pm
Really?  Disney had a film where she was a skank ho?

Huh.  Guess I missed that one.
Permalink Aaron 
October 20th, 2009 1:14pm
It was in the subtext.  7 dwarves.  One Snow White. You do the math.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 20th, 2009 2:10pm
Wow Aaron, that is a piss poor argument.

Using that reasoning, it's OK to make a film where Mickey Mouse fucks burros since Disney never had a film with Mickey Mouse fucking burros so it's not an infringement.

Likewise the fair use under parody claims. Parody claims in commercial advertisements are held to far higher scrutiny than artistic parody.
Permalink CC 
October 20th, 2009 4:06pm
All art has always been an evolution of copies from previous examples.

But 'recently' some greedy Americans want to take ownership of ideas floating through all minds. And extend those 'rights' over generations.

Fuck them.
Permalink Attila 
October 20th, 2009 4:58pm
Disney isn't saying they own snow white. They are saying that that specific snow white with the dwarves with that specific appearance are theirs. And they are right.
Permalink CC 
October 20th, 2009 6:13pm
And there are people who claim that they own the rights to parts of my DNA.

Fuck them as well.
Permalink Attila 
October 21st, 2009 4:00am
Citizen, what is your national id, health insurance, or SS number?

If you can answer that without having to go dig it up, then they are right, they own you.
Permalink CC 
October 21st, 2009 6:46am
Attila++
CC--

Actually, fuck you CC, you greedy douchebag.
Permalink FrakBuccaneer 
October 21st, 2009 7:20am
Greedy? I'm not the one here that's wanting to be stealing from Disney.
Permalink CC 
October 21st, 2009 8:46am
Please explain how making a copy is stealing.
Permalink FrakBuccaneer 
October 21st, 2009 8:59am
Oh, Frak:  That you can even ASK that shows you probably wouldn't understand the answer.

And you call yourself a software guy.  Did the 1980's disk-copying craze teach you NOTHING?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 21st, 2009 9:09am
> Please explain how making a copy is stealing.

It is not even making a copy.

It is an entirely new painting with a hint of the Disney version.
Permalink Attila 
October 21st, 2009 10:01am
"hint of the Disney version"?  Are you even listening to yourself?

I mean, I posted the OP, so obviously I think Disney is over-reacting, but STILL I acknowledge Disney's right to react.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 21st, 2009 10:04am
> but STILL I acknowledge Disney's right to react.

That is what is wrong.
Permalink Attila 
October 21st, 2009 10:05am
Shoot, I defend YOUR right to react too, is that a problem?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 21st, 2009 10:12am
> I defend YOUR right to react too

Ah, if you only defended Disney's right to post a comment on a blog, then I misunderstood.
Permalink Attila 
October 21st, 2009 10:25am

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