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Undecided, but probably such a drawing is not protected Those jurisdictions that that follow the logic of Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp., 36 F. Supp. 2d 191 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) deny copyright protection to "faithful" reproductions because such reproductions lack any trace of originality. The term used in many court decisions is "slavish ...


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The reasoning of Bridgeman Art Library, Ltd. v. Corel Corp., 36 F. Supp. 2d 191 is that under US copyright law, and as decided in the prior decision, "exact photographic copies of public domain works of art would not be copyrightable under United States law because they are not original". Being a district court ruling, it is not precedential, but ...


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A phrase which is too generic or in too wide currnt use to be a valid trademark, may nevertheless be used as a business name or slogan. For example "Good Pizza" is so generic that I am reasonably sure that it could not be registered as a trademark, but a business could use that as a name or slogan. A business that did so would forgo any of the ...


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