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But it actually wasn't.Thing is, Uncensored Mouse was using material that had fallen into public domain. The publisher had every right. Disney got it squashed anyway. Because they can.
"The Uncensored Mouse was a 1989 comic book series published by Malibu Graphics ' Eternity Comics line. Disney brought an action against Malibu, claiming that the comic infringed on their copyrights. While it was popularly assumed that the strips in The Uncensored Mouse were in the public domain—and Blackbeard and Malibu evidently believed they were—the first week of strips was actually copyrighted on January 3, 1930 and renewed September 23, 1957. At the time of The Uncensored Mouse, this renewal effectively protected the first week of strips for 75 years from publication: in effect, through 2005."