Appellate Court Rules: Walt Disney Company violated licensing agreement to use Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" when it distributed videocassettes of the film "Fantasia"
Claim Over "Fantasia" Music Is Reinstated: A Manhattan federal appeals panel has reinstated a suit claiming that The Walt Disney Company violated a 1939 licensing agreement allowing it to use Igor Stravinsky's musical work "The Rite of Spring" when it distributed videocassettes of the film "Fantasia" outside the U.S. In so ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reopened a legal battle over the interpretation of licensing agreements regarding technology that did not exist at the time the agreements were made.
Here is the decision: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd. v. Walt Disney Co.
Here is a prior US Court of Appeals decision in a related case: BOURNE v WALT DISNEY CO.
Here is a link: She Failed the Bar Exam Again.
Contact address - please send e-mail to the following address: Sloan@ishipress.com