• Posts Tagged ‘infringement’

    Bratz Copied, But Didn’t Infringe

    by  • December 13, 2011 • copyright

    Awhile back I reported on a new infringement lawsuit involving the Bratz dolls, this time a claim by a photographer that the dolls infringed an ad the photographer created for apparel and footwear company Steve Madden: Carter Bryant, the designer of the Bratz dolls, gave the ad to the sculptor who created the first...

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    Copyright Infringement Masquarading as Ownership

    by  • November 14, 2009 • copyright

    The Tennessean, in an article entitled “‘Atomic Dog’ singer wins claim to phrase,” reports that “The phrase ‘bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yea’ belongs exclusively to funk legend George Clinton, a panel of federal judges ruled this week.” Well, no. The question was whether three musical elements – the use of the word...

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