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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Art, Camel and Copyright Infringement

Artist Michiko Stehrenberger spoke at the University of Hawai'i recently regarding her copyright fight with R.J. Reynolds.

In 2000, R.J. Reynolds' Camel brand altered one of Ms. Stehrenberger's drawings and used it in a marketing campaign without her permission. Ms. Stehrenberger sued and recently reached an out of court settlement with R.J. Reynolds.

Keep an eye out on her website, she promises a "behind-the-scenes peek at the pre-trial strategy and some humourous how-tos for how to protect your own work once an infringement occurs."

Tip, make sure you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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