School in Berkeley sent $250 bill for screening Disney film without license

School in Berkeley sent $250 bill for screening Disney film without license

Movie Licensing USA, Disney’s licensing agent sent a $250 bill to Emerson Elementary for having screened The Lion King without license. The elementary school, located in Berkeley, screened the Disney classic during a PTA fundraiser. The school, however, did not allegedly have a license to screen the film.

MrVairhein 1 months

if ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent wouldn't you?

Seekster 1 months

Legally Disney is in the right, the school basically used a Disney product to raise money for itself without Disney's permission. That being said it looks really petty on Disney's part because it is really petty on Disney's part.

Cole Erdmann
Cole Erdmann 1 months

seriously? wtf Disney!? so much for being all about the kids you just want their money.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 months

Wow Disney... You are so full of shit.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 1 months

They should use that to collect more donations from the publicity

Doyaun Evans
Doyaun Evans 1 months

honest... it is kinda how it works.

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 months

It's not just Disney. It doesn't matter what you are screening a movie for, you need permission for it unless it's in your home. Movies in the park or on the lake. Movies at church. Movies at school. Pop up neighborhood get together in the street. Chances are very good that a school would get it waived if they asked, but that's what copyright is. But GEEZE, Disney, it's just a single use. Should be honored they chose one of Disney's movies! Chances are a few kids/parents might want to buy it after seeing it!!

Biased comment
Biased comment 1 months

You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain, Disney.

Lee VanChief
Lee VanChief 1 months

There's a reason there's a warning at the beginning almost every movie. like, early 90's VHS porn

Jason 1 months

In California EVERYTHING is a crime. The capital of clown world.

Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 1 months

Fucking Disney. I work with them internally and Oh My Sweet Baby Jesus, they are the absolute worst company I have ever had the displeasure of interacting with. Sketchy practices, willingness to screw anyone, including their own people, for an extra buck, and a complete disregard for economic and humanitarian reality. And yet they can get away with it easily because of the monopoly they've wormed their way into, and the astounding reputation that Walt built for them so long ago, which they've been shitting on ever since he died. He'd be absolutely ashamed of what his legacy has become.

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 months

Disney loves your money and hates you.

christine hancock
christine hancock 1 months

That was a stupid mistake on the part of the PTA to make that any even somewhat literate person would avoid, and they are definitely in the wrong legally; but wow, Disney, that's petty. send then a letter explaining your dilemma and ask them never to do it again. Seriuously, you may be a cold blooded, billion dollar business, and you do need to discourage piracy and infringement on revenues; but you also have a pro-kids image that you risk damaging by pursuing this.

Matt 1 months

Disney is the wokest evil organization in the world I think

Pigdog Pirouet
Pigdog Pirouet 1 months

Disney need some money to cover for all the pedophiles they employ.

mantico 1 months

I like how Disney chooses to spend its resources and time going after people for such benign things

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 months

Its Berkeley, I'll give Dinesy a pass.

TC_volenter 1 months

Entitled. We can teach are children that if it's for a good cause we can do what we want.

Steven 1 months

Ok they were raising money so ok .... slimy but I get it.

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 1 months

Wow disney. You really suck.

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