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  1. Disney to Lady Saying Frozen Ripped Off Her Life Story: “Let It Go”

    No, really.

    Remember Isabella Tanikumi, who’s suing Disney for $250 million because they allegedly ripped off her life story for Frozen? Yeah. We weren't buying it, and neither is Disney. It is appropriate to say "BURRRRRRN" when we're talking about a movie called Frozen?

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  2. Woman Suing Disney For Stealing Her Life Story In Frozen, Because Sisters, I Guess?

    The jig is up, Louisa May. Cease your chicanery forthwith!

    I'm p. much done with writing about Frozen, but I think it's important to put this one out there as a PSA for all lawsuit-happy trolls: Isabella Tanikumi has got you beat. The author recently filed a $250 million lawsuit against Disney alleging that Frozen was based not on Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen but on her autobiography Yearnings of the Heart. Audacious, no?

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  3. Lawsuit Accuses X-Men Director Bryan Singer of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Boy

    Today in Depressing

    The Wrap has obtained copies of federal court documents which reveal a lawsuit accusing Bryan Singer, director of many of the films in the X-Men franchise, Superman Returns, and others, of sexually abusing a seventeen year old boy.

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  4. Animator Aims Lawsuit Against Frozen

    You've undoubtedly noticed our new furry focus on the site today, but we understand that the transition may be a rough one, and are committed to easing it by continuing to bring you non-Maru-related news... for now.

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  5. Woman Sues Because She Claims Injuries From a Car Accident Have Kept Her From Using Facebook

    So we can just sue anybody for anything now? Is that how it works?

    A Nova Scotia woman is suing the company whose driver hit her with his dump truck. Since personal injury law isn't typically something we cover on Geekosystem, I feel like it's worth mentioning that she's suing because she claims her injuries have prevented her from using Facebook.

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  6. J.K. Rowling Sues the Daily Mail for Libel

    There's An Apparate For That

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is suing the Daily Mail for libel after they published an article in September titled "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered" online and "How JK Rowling's sob story about her single mother past has surprised and confused the church members who cared for her" in print. The article related to a recent piece Rowling had written for a charity website about the struggles faced by single parents.  This case comes at an interesting time legally, as libel laws in the UK have recently changed.

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  7. Cosplayers Finally Facing Copyright Legal Action… Except It’s Over a Carpet

    *gasp* Twist!

    Dragon Con is held at the same Mariott hotel in Atlanta every year, so the people behind Volpin Props decided to get extra-creative and dress up as the unusual-looking carpet that every con-goer knows and... well, tolerates. It was a huge hit with everyone -- right up until the carpet designers slapped them with a Cease & Desist. Womp womp.

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  8. Record Label Sues Spotify Because People Can Make Playlists

    It's the latest in frivolous lawsuit technology.

    Record label Ministry of Sound is suing music service Spotify because its users can create playlists that mimic MoS's compilation albums and share those playlists with friends. Lest you think the United States has a monopoly on dumb lawsuits, this is all happening in the U.K.

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  9. Apple Drops Trademark Claim on App Store, Stores That Sell Apps Everywhere Now Safe

    Apple abandons lawsuit against Amazon

    You say App Store, I say Appstore. Apple has decided to call the whole thing off, and has dropped its lawsuit against Amazon for infringing on its trademark for its digital software retail distribution service -- see how much easier it is to just say app store? Apple's lawyers have decided that they don't need a court to tell them that combining "app" and "store" does not make a unique and distinguishable brand, and that it's a lost cause to keep people from referring to a store that sells apps as an app store.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: These Doctor Who Adipose Cookies Look Fattening

    Things We Saw Today

    Oh yes, I went there. For more amazing-looking Doctor Who cookies by Cookie Cowgirl, visit That's Nerdalicious.

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