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Miketymn : I'm writing a book where the main character is daughter of Rapunzel and can make her hair glow and she has to follow the same destiny as her mother. She has to write the story for the humans. If I mention Disney in the beginning, like that I'm using there version of the Rapunzel story (Cause they don't own the story of Rapunzel) will that be okay? Like, Rapunzel has a husband named Flynn, and her hair can heal... Do I HAVE to mention Disney, and if I do mention it's their representation of the story, can I write i or should I change it to the original where only her tears can heal (She healed his blind eyes)

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Lethytero : No. Just make sure the names are different (Rapunzel is ok) but do not copy anything else. Use your own ideas and words and you will be fine.
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Usathepoutouh : If you are using anything from the Disney story that wasn't in the original Rapunzel story, you are violating their copyright. The new parts of the story are THEIR intellectual property, not public domain. Mentioning Disney is not enough. If they even allow it, which they won't, they will want money.

Disney has a large and very busy legal team. They even sued an elementary school once for putting Disney characters in a mural.

They may not own the story of Rapunzel, but they do own their movie version of it, and everything in it that was their own creation. You can't use that in anything you plan to sell or use for other commercial purposes.
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carpinteyrotmv : Disney does not own the story of Rapunzel, but they do own their version of it. You are going to have to change details if you don't want a lawsuit...the Disney company is nasty and has teams of lawyers who search for this stuff.
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UndedsNance : Forget you ever heard of the Disney version. Find a public domain version (i.e, published in the USA prior to 1923) and copy anything from that, if you want, since it has no copyright at all. Then you can add your things without having to worry about anyone else's claims of "rights", since they don't have any.
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hahAltessyrar : I rented out a car for a week and unfourtanely during the rental period I was arrested for previous tickets in the past. I was in jail for a week and during that time the rental company towed their vehicle . They charged me 500 dollars for towing and refuse to give me my cell phone and property in the vehicle until I pay them. I don't have the money at the time . Nothing in the contract states they can hold my property . Is it legal for them to take my items ?
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teriolley : Yes, it's perfectly legal for them to hold your property until you pay them the money.
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FliecizeMep : Local laws may vary, but they most likely can keep your property until you pay them. And it might not actually have to be included in the contract either. If they had to have the vehicle towed then it could be part of their legal rights to keep any items until they are reimbursed. You could contact a lawyer, but it would probably just be less expensive to just pay them and get your stuff back.
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bertiefeleciau : Yes they can hold up on your property until you pay them the rent.
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Abinicambicus : No, they cannot legally hold onto your property unless you agreed that they could have your property as "security" for the cost of unpaid rent or damages. You can immediately sue them to return your property and they can ask the court to require you to post a bond in the full amount of their counterclaim. You can also dispute their $500 towing charge as overbearing and unnecessary.

Your state laws may vary.
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