Copyright Theft of Idea Cases
Welcome to another exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour! This episode deals with theft of intellectual property, and more specifically, copyright infringement of a book idea, screenplay, or other creative work.
Proving Copyright Infringement
A Plaintiff in a copyright infringement action must allege and prove:
1. Ownership of a copyrighted work (ex. music, film, lyrics, screenplay, reality show concept)
2. Defendant had "access" to the copyrighted work
3. Defendant "substantially copied" the copyrighted work (or made a derivative work, etc.)
If a Plaintiff can show "striking similairites" this may help them overcome a lack of proof in the other areas.
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