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Keyboard Cat v. Warner Bros.

Keyboard Cat v. Warner Bros.

For Charles Schmidt, his cat, Fatso, has far surpassed pet expectations having entered the elite world of celebrity animals as Keyboard Cat, the star of a viral video where he is featured playing a keyboard. Earlier this year, in April, Schmidt sued Warner Bros. and 5th Cell Media, creators of the Scribblenauts videogame for using the Keyboard Cat character in the videogame sans any licenses or authorizations. Due to a recent private settlement, the court did not decide the question of what intellectual property rights Fatso has. However, Hollywood Reporter discusses the suit and the issue in further detail.

Ariel Choi

Ariel Choi is a second year student at Fordham Law and an IPLJ staff member. She studied English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she first became interested in copyright and other intellectual property issues.