-_- (evett) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Disney charges school fundraiser $250 for screening The Lion King

Emerson Elementary School in California held a PTA fundraiser where they screened the 2019 remake of The Lion King. They then received a letter from Disney ordering the school to pay $250 for screening the film without a license (A single-use permit for a school to show a movie costs $250 and an annual license is $536)

Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste shared her outrage at the fine

“The event made $800, so if we have to fork over a third of it to Disney, so be it. You know, lesson learned,” said PTA president.

While a license is legally required to show a copyrighted movie in such a way, a studio can choose whether or not to charge for it.

Disney has beat expectations by making $20.86 billion in its first quarter of 2020.

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Tags: animation, disney, legal / lawsuit
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