Apr 16, 2015

Infringement of Copyright – ‘Access’ and Probative Similarity

Kelly Wilson filed a lawsuit against Disney in March 2014 claiming that a marketing trailer for “Frozen” directly infringed her copyrighted short film, The Snowman. Wilson’s complaint states that she created The Snowman between 2008 and 2010 and that the short was screened at eight film festivals. One of those screenings was at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2011, where she shared the stage with an employee of Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, which was also screening a film in the same session. In our August 14, 2014 edition of  SGR’s Intellectual Property Brain Trust, we reported that United… Read more