TOP SHELF SETTLES WITH THE GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
October 19, 2006
Following very amicable discussions between the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (owners of the copyright to J M Barrie's PETER PAN) and ourselves, Top Shelf Productions (the publisher of LOST GIRLS by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie), the parties have agreed that, without conceding that the work necessarily breaches the GOSH copyright, Top Shelf Productions will withhold United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) distribution of LOST GIRLS until the end of 2007, when the Peter Pan copyright in the UK and EU expires. This means that a special UK First Edition will be released in the UK on 1 January 2008.
Chris Staros flew to England and had a very plesant meeting with the Hospital on Oct 11th, and on that day an agreement was signed by both parties, putting an end to the controversy surrounding this issue. Top Shelf will gear back up for a big UK and EU release of LOST GIRLS towards the end of next year.