Ritz Camera Stealing Infringing on Apple Advertising Copyright?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by EgbertAttrick, May 30, 2009.

  1. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    I was at a Ritz Camera when I noticed the following ad on display in the store:

    Looks very similar to this, eh?:

    Should we email Steve@apple.com, LOL?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Oh lord, that is totally copyright infringement IMO, I would send an email just to see what they say. It's even says 3.0 in the bottom left corner. ;)
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It isn't. You can copyright the execution, but not the idea.

    Since Ritz made their own graphic and just followed the basic layout it isn't infringement. If they had overlayed their graphics and text on the iPhone, then yes, it would be.

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