Children's Author Appeals Tossed Disney IP 'Frozen' Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2017, 4:57 PM EST) -- A Kuwaiti author who claims Disney ripped off her 2007 story, “The Snow Princess,” for its hit animated feature film “Frozen” on Friday appealed her tossed copyright suit to the Ninth Circuit, arguing the trial judge erred when he dismissed the case for lack of similarities between the two works.

Muneefa Abdullah took on the entertainment giant in April 2015, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Frozen screenwriter Jennifer Lee through 2013’s “Frozen,” which the author claims stole plot points, characters and themes from her story, part of a collection called “New Fairy Tales.”...

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