Disney And Pixar Sued For Alleged ‘Inside Out’ Copyright Infringement
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Disney And Pixar Sued For Alleged ‘Inside Out’ Copyright Infringement

Author Carla J. Masterson filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company and Disney-owned Pixar, claiming her children’s books inspired Inside Out , The Wrap reports. Masterson filed in federal court in Nevada on Thursday in a suit claiming the 2015 animated hit film infringes on “What’s on the Other Side of the Rainbow?” and “The Secret of the Golden Mirror.” Both works “are original, creative, and artistic stories about how children identify, understand the reasons for, and manage the effects of their emotions,” the suit reads. “The specific original, artistic, and creative expression and device used by Carla J. Masterson in ‘What’s On the Other Side of the Rainbow?’ and ‘The Secret of the Golden Mirror’ is to depict the childhood emotions of Joy, Fear, Sad, Anger, Laughter, Friendship, Love, and Shy as characters that appear throughout the book in consistent and continuing configurations and colors.” Inside Out tells the story of an 11-year-old girl whose anthropomorphized emotions — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust — help guide the girl through a life-changing move to San Francisco. According to the suit, an illustrated version of “What’s on the Other Side off the Rainbow?” was distributed in gift bags […]

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