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similar, likeness and copright infringment 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 1  
How different does a copyright need to be in order to register? Can I just change a color or a few lines?
During litigation can the person being sued claim my copyright is invalid for being too similar to others that are registered?
 
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Re:similar, likeness and copright infringment 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 4  
There is no simple firm guideline as to how much has to be changed from one work to another to avoid infringement. There are many old wives' tales that have no basis in the law. I have heard people say, "all you have to do is change it a little bit" "a few lines here and there," 5% ," "10%," "20 %"; all of which are without support in the law. Forget you ever heard them. The test for copyright infringement is whether or not the two works are substantially similar.
 
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