Blurred Lines on Appeal: The Crazy's Always Been There

Maybe We Could Do Something About It? For all of copyright law’s technicalities and niceties, it can come as a shock to learn that we lack a clear understanding of infringement. Often, this isn’t a problem. If you’re photocopying a book, putting a digital photograph...

Here's a Poser: Can You Protect a Pose?

You Can Strike a Pose, but Can a Pose Be Striking? Ages ago, I started off my copyright courses with a couple of old but good photography cases, as a way of stretching the students’ minds about what constitutes “copying” and what constitutes “creativity.” The first...