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Re: T.rex casting rights issue settled... or not -news!



On 19 April 2012 11:40, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
> Am 18.04.2012 15:23, schrieb Robert Schenck:
>
>>  Haven't heard about this case before. Sounds like an interesting
>>  case. I'll venture to say [...] that a casting could be considered
>>
>>  protected intellectual property. Two companies could both attempt to
>>  make castings of an original specimen, and they could both end up
>>  pretty different. There's technique and intellectual artistry
>>  applied, so it seems like they could be considered as such.
>
> That said, the better the casts are, the more similar will they be to each> 
> other. Ideally, they'll be indistinguishable (if they're not dyed
> differently or whatever).

Right.  The only part that would rationally be subject to copyright
would be the mistakes.

-- Mike.