Claim: The Walt Disney Company is suing the
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Disney Officials contemplating suit over new Air Force space badge
Not long after the ceremony, Air Force officials began receiving calls from Disney customers and space cadre officers commenting on the similarities of the new badge with that of Star Command and “Buzz” Lightyear fame.
In a statement issued by Disney Corporation’s legal department, the company is investigating the issue and may consider legal action against the Air Force for copyright infringement.
Although the new space badge is not presently available for purchase, Disney Officials said they anticipate seeking a federal injunction to suspend production until the issue is resolved.
In an interview with a space and missile qualified officer at Peterson, the officer remarked, “Who’s knucklehead idea was this anyway? As if I don’t get enough crap from my fighter buddies and now I’ve got to live with this?!”
the 2004 Strategic Space Convention held on
Last updated: 17 November 2004