This blog highlights Copyright, Fair Use, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret and "Open" Movement-related topics—Open Access, Open Data, Open Government, Open Software, Open Science, Open Education—which are explored in the LIS 2184: Intellectual Property and "Open" Movements and LIS 2194: Information Ethics graduate courses I teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Disney Wins ‘Cars’ Copyright Case in China; Variety, 12/30/16
"A Shanghai court has awarded damages toDisneyandPixarAnimation in a copyright case over a Chinese-made film called “TheAutobots.” The court ruled that the film was an illegal copy of Disney’s “Cars.”
The court said that the Chinese producer Bluemtv and distributor G-Point had been fined some $190,000 (RMB1.35 million) and ordered to cease their copyright infringement. “The Autobots” film was released in July 2015, and grossed some $863,000 (RMB6 million.)"