Monday, June 20, 2005

Jot: Pinatas Hit with the Copyright Stick

The LA Times runs a story on copyrightholders, notably Disney, coming down on stores that sell pinatas resembling copyrighted (cartoon) characters: Winnie the Pooh, SpongeBob, Shrek, The Incredibles, Nemo, for example. An interesting insight in the pinata cottage industry, and how some try to avoid copyright infringement:
They know about the lawsuits against the sellers in Los Angeles and do not make character replicas, although they sometimes staple party plates of characters to their pinatas.

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