Saturday December 12, 2015

Disney Issues DMCAs Over Photos Of Star Wars Figures

I admire Disney’s persistence in keeping certain aspects of The Force Awakens a secret, but why go after your fans instead of stores that are breaking street dates? A follow-up to the story, in which the company resubmits their claim, may be found here.

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Earlier this week, SW Action News staffer Justin Kozisek purchased an action figure of "Rey" in an Iowa Walmart. The figure, which hasn't been seen elsewhere, was presumably put on the shelves by accident ahead of its official release date. An image of the figure was posted on the SW Action News Facebook pageآ—and promptly subjected to a wave of DMCA takedown demands by Lucasfilm. Many of those who had spread the image on social media were also subject to copyright claims.

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