So, anyone who wants to write a book, make a movie or TV show or create an action figure Seal Team 6 member shooting an action figure Osama (with realFake(TM) blood spurting) has to pay Disney for the privilege.

I wonder if the Seal Team members will have to pay royalties to Disney for this patch on their uniforms.

In a perfect example of a big media company looking to capitalize on current events, The Walt Disney Company has trademarked “Seal Team 6,” which also happens to be the name of the elite special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden.

The trademark applications came on May 3rd, two days after the operation that killed Bin Laden… and two days after “Seal Team 6″ was included in thousands of news articles and TV programs focusing on the operation.

Disney’s trademark applications for “Seal Team 6″ cover clothing, footwear, headwear, toys, games and “entertainment and education services,” among other things.

  1. Animby - just phoning it in says:

    As a contractor to the US gov, I sometimes prepare reports that are subsequently copyrighted by the company I work for. As a term of our contract with the US gov, they own all our work and we often require their permission to disclose some of those reports.

    Who holds the copyright? We do but they control us. Ipso facto

    Good night. Bedtime here in Laos.


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