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General Edit

Copying refers to the act of making a reproduction of something.

U.S. copyright law Edit

Copying is legally actionable under U.S. copyright law if:

(1) the alleged infringer actually used the copyrighted material to create his own work, and
(2) substantial similarity exists between the two works.[1]


  1. See, e.g., Alcatel USA, Inc. v. DGI Technologies, Inc., 166 F.3d 772, 790, 49 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1641 (5th Cir. 1999) (full-text).

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