What do Helen Keller, Vanilla Ice, and Disney all have in common?
They’ve all been caught up in ugly plagiarism or copyright fights.
In honor of Public Domain Day (Jan 1) and as a result of our very first listener request, Candy and Ashley discuss some of the most notorious cases of plagiarism and copyright infringement across the entertainment industry. Hear about the accusations brought against Helen Keller by the staff of the Perkins School for the Blind, the lengthy lawsuit filed against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams by the family of Marvin Gaye, and the aggressive fight Disney is currently waging to save its hold on certain Marvel characters and also the rights to the original Mickey Mouse. What happens if Disney loses? The world may see a whole new Marvel and Mickey!