An overview of your rights as a studio employee in the United States.
The Walt Disney Company has exploited the public domain while preventing the same opportunities to other artists.
An animation program in Florida is retaining permanent rights to students’ ideas, setting up the school to earn potentially huge paydays.
Disney has now been sued three different times by people claiming that “Inside Out” is based on their idea. The latest people to sue are a children’s book author and a live-action filmmaker.
The actor had made a meritless claim that “The Simpsons” infringed his right of publicity by basing the character of Louie on him.
A U.S. judge did not accept a woman’s claim that “Inside Out” was based on her project, “The Moodsters.” Our legal expert explains the ruling.
Award-winning animation filmmaker Jonathan Ng is fighting back after seeing his short film re-used as the music video for a popular Australian musician.
This book helps creators and filmmakers to know which questions to ask, and to recognize when the answers they get sound a little less than trustworthy. In the entertainment business, that can come in handy.
Learn the basics of copyright law to protect yourself as an artist.
Stop-motion animation is booming in Los Angeles, so why are artists left to fend for themselves when it comes to negotiating their employment agreements with the various studios. Cartoon Brew investigates.
A Hollywood screenwriter was unable to convince a judge that Disney stole “Zootopia” from him.
A child development specialist has sued Disney claiming that “Inside Out” is based on her concept, “The Moodsters.”
This Trump crony admits he broke ethics rule when he promoted “The Lego Batman Movie.”
Gary Goldman, a screenwriter of “Total Recall,” alleges Disney’s 2016 hit “Zootopia” was based on his own project, also titled “Zootopia.”
The artists win!
What does an indie artist do when America’s second-largest department store won’t stop stealing your work?
An effort to organize the artists at Burbank, California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has gained momentum in recent weeks.
Disney and its subsidiaries like Pixar and Lucasfilm are the only companies who are still fighting artists.
After receiving a Facebook apology and little else for having his work stolen, Max Hattler has filed a lawsuit against DJ and record producer Bassnectar.
The legal teams of Disney and Dreamworks are almost as creative as the artists who make their films.
A Los Angeles animation studio creating work that appeared on Disney and Nick-owned platforms didn’t pay it artists for months and suddenly shut down.
At least it’s a start to fixing Youtube’s broken copyright claim system.
While Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Dreamworks are still fighting against their employees, Sony has reached a settlement with the animation workers.
Popular DJ and record producer Bassnectar has used Max Hattler’s films for years without permission or compensation,
This is a significant victory for the hard-working members of the feature animation community.
The Walt Disney Company has a sneaky way of funneling money from its employees into the pockets of U.S. Congresspeople.
Creators are calling for an end to Youtube’s current policies, which allow corporations to abuse American copyright law and restrict the free speech rights of independent artists.
Take a few minutes to understand the lawsuit that industry artists have filed against the big American studios and why it matters.
The FBI alleges that a Massachusetts cartoonist falsely claimed that DreamWorks stole his characters and story for “Kung Fu Panda.”
In many ways, Beagle’s story — an artist, taken in by a con artist — is as classic as his writing.
How deep does the conspiracy against animation artists go?
In a case of corporate intrigue, Reel FX claims its co-founder Dale Carman stole confidential information from the studio to boost his new company.
The story of how pop star Peggy Lee took on one of the world’s most powerful entertainment companies — and won.
A judge rule that animation artists can continue a case against studios which allegedly suppressed wages for decades through fraud.
Sony succeeded in removing multiple films from Vimeo with the word “pixels” in its title.
Does the Avenger owe his movie makeover to an independently created comic?
The ‘Frozen’ teaser trailer is in legal hot water.
But the fight isn’t over yet. Animation artists have 30 days to produce new evidence.