United States Ninth Circuit

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Folkens v. Wyland Worldwide, LLC, 16-15882

Affirming the district court's summary judgment to the defense in a Copyright Act infringement case centered on a pen and ink depiction of two dolphins whose creator claimed a painting of two dolphins was copied because the panel found that the idea was simply drawn from nature and that expressing ideas that nature has already expressed for all cannot result in copyright.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/02/02




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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