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Posted on: Aug 28, 2019

Intro by James Nussbaum, Indiana University

The designers of the Phillies’ Phanatic are threating to invoke the Copyright Act’s termination right if the team does not negotiate a new deal for the rights to the mascot. The Phillies filed suit against the designers for a declaratory judgment and preliminary injunction claiming that they were instrumental in the development of the character and had already once renegotiated the terms.

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