Cohen | Okediji | O'Rourke | Loren
Copyright in a Global Information Economy

Chapter 4: Protected Works and Boundary Problems

This chapter considers copyrightability from a different perpective, by examining the increasing breadth of subject matter to which copyright protection applies, and by exploring the different tests that courts have developed to assess the presence of original expression in different kinds of works. The topics covered in this chapter also raise questions about the proper scope of the copyright system.

  1. Useful Articles with Pictorial, Graphic, or Sculptural Aspects
    1. Mazer v. Stein
    2. Kieselstein-Cord v. Accessories by Pearl, Inc.
    3. Carol Barnhart Inc. v. Economy Cover Corp.
    4. Brandir International, Inc. v. Cascade Pacific Lumber Co.
  2. Computer Software
    1. Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp.
    2. Computer Associates International, Inc. v. Altai, Inc.
    3. Softel, Inc. v. Dragon Medical and Scientific Communications, Inc.
    4. Lotus Development Corporation v. Borland International, Inc.
  3. Architectural Works
    1. Nelson-Salabes, Inc. v. Morningside Holdings
    2. Intervest-Construction, Inc. v. Canterbury Estate Homes, Inc.
  4. Characters
    1. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co.
    2. Titan Sports, Inc. v. Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
  5. Databases
    1. Bellsouth Advertising & Publishing Corp. v. Donnelley Information Publishing, Inc.
    2. CCC Information Services, Inc. v. Maclean Hunter Market Reports, Inc.
    3. CDN Inc. v. Kapes
    4. Matthew Bender & Co. v. West Publishing Co

Cases contained in second edition that are no longer in the third edition.

The Yankee Candle Co. v. New England Candle Co.

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