L. Batlin & Son, Inc v. Snyder
536 F.2d 486 (2d Cir. 1976) - full text opinion
Roll your cursor over the image to see how similar the original 1886 bank was with Snyder's 1975 copy. The court ruled that Snyder's copy was not sufficiently original to warrant copyright protection. Compare this with the ruling in Alfred Bell & Co. v. Catalda Fine Arts, Inc., where a court found originality in a copy of a work in the public domain.