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Intellectual - Whenever the form or expression of an idea...

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Catherine Rivas Bus 200 Prof. Michels Intellectual Property case If I was the judge in the case of English teacher (Marry) and the business professor (Larry), I would rule for Marry. Not only because she was the one who came up with the story and worked hard to get the manual script done but because the document (manual script) was copyrighted. When a book, film, poem, artwork, menus, videos, etc. has been copyrighted, means that the author or creator is automatically given the statutory copyright protection for 70+ years.
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Unformatted text preview: Whenever the form or expression of an idea is copied, an infringement of copyright occurs. Those who steal other’s idea are liable for actual damages or statuary damages. In this case, Larry is guilty of stealing Mary’s idea first and formal because it was her idea and she had already protected it. This is classified an actual crime in the United States....
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