"In a complicated and confusing area, [Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law] is an eminently useful book. From the standpoint of a practitioner, there can be no higher praise.“
—Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups
“A very useful guide to any attorney venturing into copyright litigation for the first time … The authors bring considerable skills and experience to their task … All in all, Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law deserves a prominent place on the shelf of any copyright specialist.”
—Texas Bar Journal
The first treatise to fully discuss this pivotal subject, Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law remains the clearest and most comprehensive reference on the topic.
Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law gives you in-depth insight into the types of similarities that trigger findings of infringement. It clarifies the principal substantial similarity tests used by the courts to decide whether the copying in question constitutes infringement, giving you an invaluable understanding of the guiding legal principles in each federal circuit.
You’ll learn how substantial similarity tests are applied to different kinds of copyrightable subject matter — from fiction to computer programs, and from sound recordings to architectural works — and how substantial similarity is proved at different stages in litigation.
Packed with illustrations from litigated cases, this wide-ranging reference enables you to see how this vital concept is applied in your jurisdiction, enhancing your ability in copyright disputes.
Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is a practical, hard-working tool for copyright specialists and other intellectual property attorneys, an important guide for generalists who handle copyright cases, and useful reading for plaintiffs and defendants in copyright litigation.
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