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Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co.: A Legal Precedent for Copyrighting Commercial Speech by@legalpdf

Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co.: A Legal Precedent for Copyrighting Commercial Speech

by Legal PDFOctober 17th, 2023
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Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. is a seminal legal case that unfolded in the Supreme Court of the United States on February 2, 1903. The case revolves around the copyright protection of circus advertisement prints. It features a significant dissenting opinion from Justices Harlan and McKenna, challenging the court's decision. This case marked a crucial moment in copyright law, addressing the boundaries between advertising and artistic works, and the court's ruling has had lasting implications.

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BLEISTEIN v. DONALDSON LITHOGRAPHING CO. 239 Court Filing, retrieved on September 29, 2023 is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is the table of links with all parts.

Case Number: No. 117

Plaintiff: Bleistein

Defendant: Donaldson Lithographing

Decided Date: February 2, 1903

Location: Supreme Court of the United States

TABLE OF CONTENT

Argument for Plaintiffs in Error

Argument for Defendant in Error

Opinion of the Court

JUSTICES HARLAN and MCKENTNA, dissenting




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This court case 2023-0409 retrieved on September 29, 2023, from tile.loc.gov is part of the public domain. The court-created documents are works of the federal government, and under copyright law, are automatically placed in the public domain and may be shared without legal restriction.