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Copyright in the Digital Age: Cisco v. Arista and the Scènes à Faire Doctrine

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February 5, 2018

Imagine producing a classic Western without cowboys, saloons, or standoffs. This seems almost inconceivable because these elements are deeply integral to the genre – so much so, in fact, that they are essentially necessary for the creation of such works. Copyright law recognizes and accounts for this, by denying copyright protection to such elements under the “scènes à faire” doctrine... Continue Reading