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INTA and MPAA decry Betty Boop ruling

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INTA and the Motion Picture Association of America are urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case that they argue conflates copyright and trade mark law and would drastically expand the so-called aesthetic functionality doctrine

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