Tag: copyright infringement

The unauthorized use of someone else’s copyright is generally referred to as infringement. This means the use was not deemed “fair” or justifiable under any doctrine (e.g., parody).

When Is Re-Mixing Copyright Infringement?

Several years ago, Jonathan Lethem wrote a brilliant article defending the use of "borrowing" by writers in their pursuit of new creation, arguing that creation itself necessarily calls upon the inchoate melange of what one has read over one's life as an unconscious source of style, language, allegory, sentence structure, plot, and pacing, and that -- in a sense -- imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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