Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Court did not recognize the song from the "Griffin" "anti-Semitic ballad.

Creator cartoon" Family Guy ", known in Russia as" Griffin ", managed to avoid prosecution for making the song" When You Wish Upon A Star "in the" anti-Semitic ballad " , reports Associated Press.

On Monday, March 16, the court in New York dismissed a lawsuit filed music publisher Bourne Co., Which owns the rights to the song "When You Wish Upon A Star", established in 1940 for the cartoon "Pinocchio" Walt Disney. Published required to prohibit broadcast of episodes, which sounds altered song. Also, it was reported that the owners of the rights to the song call for compensation from the creators of cartoon, which is not specified.

The judge, rassmotrevshy suit, came to the conclusion that the authors have made a cartoon parody of the song "When You Wish Upon A Star", which is not a violation of the law on Copyright and Related Rights. The court also held that the broadcast of the episode, which sounds altered song, does not infringe on the rights of holders of a musical composition as a basis for its creation.

Episode series, which sounds provoked trial song, was first shown on the air in November 2003. As of March 2009, the series "Family Guy" on the air at least 35 times. In the episode, bearing the title "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein", commented on the Griffin family trying to hire a financial adviser - a Jew.

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