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3 Different Types Of Originality For Photos

Copyright can be created when photo is taken. But how exactly does a work, such as a photo, qualify for copyright protection? Generally, for a work to qualify for copyright protection, it must be an original work of authorship that … Continue reading

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Show me your teeth: dentist's before-and-after closeups aren't copyrightable for want of originality

Pohl v. MH Sub I, LLC, No. 4:17cv181-MW/CAS (N.D. Fla. Jun. 20, 2018) H/T Daniel Kegan. Dr. Pohl took before-and-after photographs of his cosmetic dental work for his Florida cosmetic dentistry practice’s website. He took such photos of “Belinda” in … Continue reading

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Novelty, originality and trademark

An important point I recently had the opportunity to think about is that neither copyright’s creativity nor patent’s novelty – as such – is a […] Read more detail on Recent Copyright posts –

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Originality in copying?

This LA Times story about a lawsuit between an antique store and Restoration Hardware seems like it's going to be hard for the antique store to win–to the extent that the complaint is that Restoration didn't do its own research … Continue reading

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Originality in copying?

This LA Times story about a lawsuit between an antique store and Restoration Hardware seems like it's going to be hard for the antique store to win–to the extent that the complaint is that Restoration didn't do its own research … Continue reading

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