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Re: T.rex casting rights issue settled... or not -news!
Don't get me started about what I heard about a TV things, where they
supposedly made INTENTIONAL mistakes so there would be no copyright
issues, as the errors were easy to copyright.
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Gaius Julius Caesar
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 19 April 2012 11:40, David Marjanovic <email@example.com> 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.