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Parents claim Disney gobbled up kids' info through mobile games

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Re: Puzzled

The mouse had his big break with "Steamboat Willie" - The cartoon was "inspired by" (ripped off from) Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill,Jr.

It fits the US pattern - a lot of early US industry was based on illegal and unauthorised copies of British machinery. Which was protected by the then US Courts who utterly ignored the illegal behaviour.

An early example of the embrace and extinguish approach later followed by our favourite convicted monopolist supplier of slightly dodgy operating systems.

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