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FASHION DESIGNERS HIT A ROAD BLOCK: Moschino and Roberto Cavalli Sued For Infringing on Street Art

Rime - Vandal Eyes Mural.jpgLately, fashion designers have been losing their artistic inspiration and instead have turned to grabbing the design work of others, specifically street artists.

PIKASUE NO MORE: RageOn Clothing Company and Pokemon Company Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

pikajewwords.jpgRageOn, a Cleveland based t-shirt company, recently faced a copyright infringement lawsuit from Pokemon Company International for depicting their protected Pokemon characters on clothing.

Copyright Infringement and the Fair Use Defense

One of the main defenses against a copyright infringement claim is fair use. This means, essentially, that while a copyright was infringed, the user is allowed to do so. This may seem contrary to the exclusive rights given to an author of original creative works, however, fair use is not meant to entirely remove those rights, but to simply permit certain limited and "transformative" uses of copyrighted material, including commentary, criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

Copyright Infringement and the Fair Use Defense

ne of the main defenses against a copyright infringement claim is fair use. This means, essentially, that while a copyright was infringed, the user is allowed to do so. This may seem contrary to the exclusive rights given to an author of original creative works, however, fair use is not meant to entirely remove those rights, but to simply permit certain limited and "transformative" uses of copyrighted material, including commentary, criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.