Kickstarter has removed “Back to the Wild,” a proposed sequel to Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, concerned that the project would violate copyright restrictions.
Harper Collins requested that Kickstarter remove the project. Here is what they submitted to the crowd sourcing site:
The infringing material is a proposal to create a “sequel” to WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, entitled “Back to the Wild,” using the characters, scenes and copyrightable elements of the original work. Any such unauthorized “sequel” would clearly violate the Estate’s right to create derivative works. Read more