Friday, April 10, 2009

Too much attribution?

This discussion of a Dow Jones site's reuse of other blog content suggests that over-attribution, though accurate, was the source of bloggers' protest: by using pictures and bylines for the bloggers, the site seemed to imply that the bloggers were actually working with the site. Would a Lanham Act claim be barred by Dastar? I think not (though I wouldn't advise bringing the claim or think it ought to be won), but there are cases out there that suggest otherwise.

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