Sunday, December 25, 2005

Glass artist Chihuly's lawsuit tests limits of copyrighting art

By Maureen O'Hagan @ Seattle Times
When does inspiration cross the line into imitation?
That's the question at the heart of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle claiming two glass blowers have copied Dale Chihuly's designs and are selling knockoffs at several local galleries.
The copyright-infringement suit, filed Oct. 27 by Seattle-based Chihuly Inc. and the world-renowned glass artist's publishing company, is asking for at least $1 million in damages.

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