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Copyright Chat: Back to Basics with the Substantial Similarity Standard

In copyright law, a work doesn't have to be a verbatim copy of another to constitute copyright infringement. Instead, the law requires the two works to be "substantially similar" for the later one to be a copy. Unfortunately, however, figuring out what is substantial similarity is not always an easy task. In this month's copyright chat, we will try to make sense of the substantial similarity standard in copyright law while highlighting some recent case law involving tattoos, music, and visual art.

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February 28, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (2nd floor)
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
An illustration of two robots in a jungle setting; one is tattooing the back of the other