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Old 08-07-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Go_Arachnid_Laser View Post
Of course not. That wasn't the ruling at all, to begin with.
The "ruling" as such was a verdict of liability for infringement by a jury. Jury verdicts usually don't offer a very good guide to what the actual standards and principles of the law are.

And if you look at the Adam Neely video I linked to before, it's pretty damn clear that the plaintiff's claimed work wasn't original, not by a long shot.

All this shows that these kinds of decisions should be matters of law for experts, not juries, do determine.
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