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The Infringing Bean: A Case Study in Art Copyrights


A giant bean made it to the international intellectual property scene. The design at issue is referred to as “the bean” because of its shape. This bean is in fact a monumental (33 by 66 by 42 feet, weighing 110 tons) Chicago-based arched oval sculpture fashioned in stainless steel, reflecting the […]

Copyright Protection in the 2016 Presidential Election

Copyright David Kittos

As the 2016 United States presidential election nears, the Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, was duly reminded of crucial elements in U.S. copyright law. In September of 2016, Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., made a statement comparing Syrian refugees with a bowl of Skittles, the bright and chewy candy. […]