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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Wins ‘Santa Paws’ Copyright Lawsuit

A copyright lawsuit brought against Disney in December has been dismissed, sources are reporting.
Ray Harter, Richard Kearney and Ed Corno sued the media giant for copyright infringement last year, claiming that Disney’s direct-to-DVD movies Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws and The Search for Santa Paws were direct rip-off’s of their short story and script Santa Paws: The Story of Santa’s Dog. According to the plaintiffs, they conceived of their “Santa Paws” in 1991.
While there are similarities between Disney’s movies and the plaintiffs script, a ruling on Thursday granted …