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Canadian DJ, DeadMau5 (Joel Zimmerman), known for the over-sized mouse-shaped head he wears during his electronic music shows, amicably settled a dispute with Disney this summer over the use of the “mouse ears”. DeadMau5 applied to register the mouse head in the U.S. for use with various goods and entertainment services. Disney opposed the application on the basis that the mouse head/ears bore a striking resemblance to the iconic Mickey Mouse. Fortunately for music lovers, DeadMau5 and Disney have agreed to play nice.
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