Friday, December 8, 2023

Disney Accused of Copying Artist’s Painting

And another one dealing with the public domain. Here, the real question is, did Disney copy any copyrightable elements? Check out Techdirt’s argument, which makes sense, up to a point. The presumption is that the artist’s work actually depicts Alice. What if the artist was simply depicting a young girl? Disney clearly copied the artist’s work onto bags, and the artist’s drawing has quite a bit of creative elements to it: the roses, the girl’s pose, and the intricate drawing of the frame.

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