Where the Wild Things Are sequel pulled from Kickstarter for infringing copyright

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Fifty years after Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are was first published, a London-based author and illustrator hoped to issue a sequel to commemorate Sendak’s death this year. They took to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising £25,000 to print their book, Back to the Wild (that’s a Google Cache link of the original Kickstarter page).

Sendak’s publisher, HarperCollins, thought otherwise: The project has been pulled from Kickstarter after HarperCollins issued a DMCA takedown notice. Sequels have long been a subject of copyright disputes, but this incident suggests that book publishers are being more vigilant about monitoring new platforms for violations. (Earlier this year, Random House got a fan zine for the anime title “Sailor Moon”pulled from Kickstarter.)

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