Location: United States
- Let's imagine...
- A created web design.
- B is inspired by A's design.
- B creates similar design.
- Is B's work deemed as copyright infringement?
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It's highly unlikely that A would even recognise this as similar. It's really bog standard. A coloured patterned background (in a different colour and with a different pattern). Two buttons. A picture and a testimonial. All things that have been done thousands of times.
In the end, it is _copy_right. What exactly is B supposed to have copied?
The similarities are all basic elements in a standard order. They do not confer any originality. Even if they did, these are mote ideas than expressions in my view, and thus not protected by copyright.
I think a case on these two designs would not survive an early motion to dismiss, and an experienced copyright lawyer would advise not proceeding with such a case.