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Canada Federal Court Upholds Less Copyright Protection for Simpler Works

The Canadian Federal Court upheld a trial decision that simpler works have a lesser ambit of copyright protection:

The Pyrrha Designs were relatively simple copyrighted works; it followed that there was a limited ambit of copyright protection. Put another way, “the simpler a copyrighted work is, the more exact must be the copying in order to constitute infringement.” (para. [53]).

Read more here, and the full decision here.

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