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In infringement, sometimes the little things don’t mean a lot

Mike Nepple May 21, 2018
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A fleeting glimpse of graffiti in the background of an HBO series does not constitute copyright infringement, a federal judge has ruled. READ MORE

Illegality doesn’t negate copyright protection

Mark Sableman April 21, 2016
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Given the breadth of copyright protection, which was established more than a century ago in a Supreme Court case involving low-art circus posters, courts do not evaluate the merits of art or other creative content, so long as it meets a fairly low threshold of creativity. READ MORE