Thursday, August 27, 2009

Canadian animator wins $5.2m plagiarism case

From Mike King for the Montreal Gazette:
Claude Robinson, a doggedly determined Montreal animator, has won a 13-year-long legal battle against the children's animation firm formerly known as Cinar Corp.

Robinson, who launched a $2.53-million Quebec Superior Court copyright-infringement lawsuit against Cinar and other defendants in July 1996 claiming they stole a cartoon character he created, today was awarded $5.2-million.
Robinson's case was supported by the French Canadian writers' guild (Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma) and the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds, of which the Writers' Guild of Great Britain is a member.

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