Ruling Will Make It Harder to Prove Copyright Infringement, Daily Journal (April 3, 2020)

In an article published in the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli  discusses a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which will likely make it harder for copyright owners to prove infringement of their works.  The en-banc decision overruled a 43 year old 9th Circuit precedent, known as the “inverse ratio rule,” under which a copyright owner could prevail in an infringement lawsuit with a lesser degree of similarity between the copyrighted work and the allegedly infringing work, by making a stronger showing that the alleged infringer had access to the copyrighted work.  To read further into the article, click here (subscription required).

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