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How “strikingly similar” works can Lose Yourself a copyright case in New Zealand

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


A recent copyright win in New Zealand for rapper Eminem highlights the risks involved in creating a work with another work in mind, and may be influential in other Commonwealth jurisdictions like Australia and the United Kingdom

In a copyright case between Eminem and the National Party of New Zealand, the High Court of New Zealand found in favour of Eminem, ruling on October 25 that the National Party of New Zealand had infringed on the copyright...


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