Re: changing art work
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on August 28, 2001 at 01:44:22:
In Reply to: changing art work posted by Jeanette Shanigan on August 25, 2001 at 15:53:11:
: The editor (Alice Korach) of Bead & Button Magazine claims in their internet forum that one has only to change a piece of art work by 10% to claim a new copyright on the piece:
: She claims that their lawyers told her this. Everything that I've read says "substantial similarity" means infringement. There are no magic numbers or precents. What's your take on this and would you share it with Ms. Korach via their forum?
Dear Jeanette Shanigan,
You start out with copying, it can be a judge that decides. If you go per percentages your asking for trouble. If you copy you are asking for trouble.
M. Arthur Auslander
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