The main focus of the second week back in class was copyright. We learned about the history of copyright and how people weren’t as strict. Nowadays you can’t go a month without a major lawsuit in the news, although some of these people do bring the lawsuit upon themselves. For instance a few young men pretty much recreated Pokemon and named it something else. It also seems like Disney and Warner Brothers are always involved in these lawsuits. A great example is Deadmau5, a DJ known worldwide for his giant mouse mask. Although his mask looks similar to the great Mickey Mouse, he has tweaked the design by adding eyes and a smiley face and much more. Whether you think this case is copyright infringement or not is only a personal opinion, and Disney had their opinion and it wasn’t a good one. Mickey Mouse took Deadmau5 to court because of the resemblance.

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