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German court: Jesus doesn’t deserve copyright protection

The initial copyright on a work is supposed to be bestowed upon the person who added that creative element that made it subject to copyright. For example, if you were to dictate a new novel, you should still get the copyright, rather than the stenographer……

Top U.S. court upholds copyright law protecting foreign works

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law extending copyright protection to foreign works — everything from Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” to Picasso’s “Guernica” — even after they have entered the public domain. The court ruled 6-2 that a 1994 law that brought the United States in line with global intellectual…

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