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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Read this story. Disney officially sucks.

Father denied by Disney for permission to put Spider-man on deceased 4 year old son's tombstone.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector JLA555 private msg quote post Address this user
Disney not allowing father to put spider man image on sons grave stone.
I would have just done it and not said anything to Disney how would they know.
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Collector Briten private msg quote post Address this user
Disney has always kinda sucked like this. The family could probably have done it and Disney would have been none the wiser.
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Collector gmellos private msg quote post Address this user
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Basically Disney denied a graving dad from putting spiderman on his 4 year old son's grave.
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Collector Batman79 private msg quote post Address this user
Should have just done it...sucks, but I don't see people approaching Nike about swooshes etched into head stones. Whats wrong with spiderman balloons and stuff at the grave site...nothing.
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Collector Paulbg2000 private msg quote post Address this user
‘For that reason, we follow a policy that began with Walt Disney himself that does not permit the use of characters on headstones, cemetery or other memorial markers or funeral urns"

Yeah ok...They did the right thing by asking permission, but it seems like there's companies out there that just do it without securing the rights. It's not like they're going to go to the family and say "Hey, take down that gravestone!"






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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
Shouldn't Disney's copyrights be expired by now.....hmmmm
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Collector gmellos private msg quote post Address this user
I dont even want to think about what that man is going through. I have 3 year old that I would kill and die for in a heartbeat so losing him would essentially kill me. NO Parent should EVER have to bury their child!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@moodswing

See: “Mickey Mouse Protection Act”
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
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Disney has always kinda sucked like this. The family could probably have done it and Disney would have been none the wiser.


Decades ago I saw on the news that Disney threatened a Preschool for having Disney characters painted on the outside of the school.

I would have thought they'd see that as free advertisement.
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Shouldn't Disney's copyrights be expired by now.....hmmmm


Disney is the poster child of copyright extension - and Mickey Mouse is the face on that poster.

Every time Mickey Mouse's copyright gets close to expiring, Disney's lobbyists go calling on Congress. Whom seem happy to oblige. And of course other copyright holders are happy to throw in and plead their case with Congress as well.

As it stands, the copyright on Mickey is set to expire 2023.

https://alj.artrepreneur.com/mickey-mouse-keeps-changing-copyright-law/

Copyright and trademark laws can lead to what looks like a rather strict, unforgiving corporation. Basically anyone that holds a copyright or trademarked character is wise to protect it vigorously. It's a use it or lose it thing.

That said, Disney could have said "sorry for your loss, sure you can put spidey on your sons grave. They gave special permission. But Disney isn't much like that. Maybe they fear establishing any precedent of allowing use of their characters...

@MR_SigS

Yeah. The rest of that story is that Warner Brother's read about the Disney flap with the pre-school. And sent out a few people to repaint the school with Loony Toon characters....
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@moodswing

See: “Mickey Mouse Protection Act”


Yeah, totally shady. Disney is so for the family unless you want to honor your dead child with something he enjoyed. Protect those copyrights. His father will be racking in the money from that tombstone.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
As a wise man once said "everything's legal as long as you don't get caught!"

Better to do it and see if you get caught - would love to have seen the on-line world loose their minds if Disney actually pursued legal actions in this case.
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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
Disney sucked long before this, and this is just one more example of how their greed machine works. It’s best not to support them at all or any of their owned properties. I’ve personally boycotted every channel owed by Disney (Fox, abc, A&E, ESPN, History channel, National Geographic and Vice), by not having cable. I will be missing out some good films as well, but I don’t want to give this company anymore of my hard earned dollars just so they can lord over all the old creative properties I used to love.
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Disney is awful. I think they would have died long ago if it wasn't for the fact they bought Marvel and Star Wars and Pixar. All they do is make live action versions of their cartoons.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
Walt Disney was generous enough to allow Donald Duck's likeness to be used for the Oregon Ducks Mascot (designed by Mike Royer) on a handshake deal. Naturally after Walt died and the 'New Boss' learned there were no written agreements on this, they put an end to it.


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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Briten
Disney has always kinda sucked like this. The family could probably have done it and Disney would have been none the wiser.


Decades ago I saw on the news that Disney threatened a Preschool for having Disney characters painted on the outside of the school.

I would have thought they'd see that as free advertisement.


I’m sure Disney would have been all
about it if the Preschool had paid them first. They need the extra cash to keep buying up everything not already owned by Disney.
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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
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Disney is awful. I think they would have died long ago if it wasn't for the fact they bought Marvel and Star Wars and Pixar. All they do is make live action versions of their cartoons.


There was a time back in the eighties when Disney was really struggling. So much that there was discussion with The Jim Henson company to buy them. The deal did not ultimately happen, and as we all know Jim suddenly died in 1990 (rest in peace Jim). Pixar was what ultimately saved Disney and brought them to the current fortunes. Damn “Toy Story”.
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I dont even want to think about what that is going through. I have 3 year old that I would kill and die for in a heartbeat so losing him would essentially kill me. NO Parent should EVER have to bury their child!

Very true. So much so that we don’t even have a word for a parent who loses their child (such as orphan or widow).
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