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Old 03-12-04, 08:20 PM
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Nemo suit thrown out

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The Dow Jones Business News reports that French author Franck Le Calvez’s lawsuit against the makers of Finding Nemo has been thrown out of court. Calvez claims that Nemo was based on his book, Pierrot Le Poisson Clown, and called for a ban on Nemo merchandising in France.

Friday’s ruling by judge Louis-Marie Raingeard de la Bletiere reportedly recognized a number of similarities between the two properties but concluded that they weren't enough to create confusion in the marketplace. Further hearings into Le Calvez's claims of copyright infringement will take place in October.

Calvez’s book, also about a clown fish, was published late last year and sold 3,000 copies before stores pulled it off the shelf when Nemo books came out. Though Pierrot Le Poisson Clown hit the market first, Disney claims that it registered the copyright for Nemo in 2000 and had no knowledge of Calvez’s work.
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silly french.
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I think Calvez is getting sunk here. His own work was removed to make room for Disney's... I wonder why that was? Could it have been because it would have created CONFUSION IN THE MARKETPLACE...?
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I think Calvez is getting sunk here. His own work was removed to make room for Disney's... I wonder why that was? Could it have been because it would have created CONFUSION IN THE MARKETPLACE...?
Back when I read about this before, it seemed like a store to store decission to not carry his book. As much as I hate Eisner I don't think Disney had anything to do with his book being pulled.
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the suit probably has no merit, but pulling his books definitely seems extreme.
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Now you're going to get sued for plagarizing this thread.

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