Deadmau5 Now Accusing Disney Of Stealing His Music

Posted on September 4th, 2014 at 5:11 pm
True Deadmau5 threatens to sue Disney The war between two companies who have mouse ears in their logos has just intensified, RumorFix is reporting. Deadmau5, the popular house music producer and performer, is now threatening to sue Disney for allegedly illegally using his music. The battle started Tuesday when the House of the Mouse claimed the DJ was infringing on Disney's iconic Mickey Mouse ears and they filed documents to prevent his trademark in the U.S. -- even though he's had it in 30 countries for 10 years. On Thursday afternoon Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman,  discovered that Disney was using his song "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" for one of its cartoons. So high powered music attorney Dina LaPolt fired off a cease and desist letter to the mega corporation. "In addition to Disney's numerous acts of copyright infringement, the Infringing Video implicates the Zimmerman's trademarks and rights in and to his name and likeness," the legal letter states. legal letter to Disney The letter asks Disney to prove it has a license to use the music -- if not to remove the video within two business days. Deadmau5 is also threatening legal action if he doesn't get resolution. The popular DJ added on Twitter, "lets test a theory, it takes em 10 years to oppose a trademark, lets see how long it takes em to take down a video."