[Web4lib] Disney films based on public domain fairy tales are not derivative works (RE: [lita-l] Paramecium Don't Request Permission > Copyright IsObstructing Evolution)

D.H. Mattison dmattison at shaw.ca
Mon Jul 12 13:04:28 EDT 2010

July 12, 2010

In reply to:

"Famously, even Disney used fairly tales and created some excellent
derivative works -- ones definitely worth paying for.  ...

Carson Block
IT Director
Poudre River Public Library District"

Famously, nevertheless, since three of the Walt Disney feature-length
animation films are based on public domain fairy tales (Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs, 1937; Cinderella, 1950; Sleeping Beauty, 1959), none
constitute a derivative work under copyright law (see

David Mattison
Aloha Fact and Image Finders
Victoria, BC
dmattison at shaw.ca
cameraworkers at gmail.com

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