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Reading at least the excerpts from the judge's decision, it's clear he is really, really sharp, citing Betty Boop, Japanese anime(!), and The Simpsons, among others. This is a judge I would trust in any IP case I'd find myself in.



It sounds like that judge would understand the role of copyrighted material in culture, and how the strictest interpretations of what constitutes infringement, coupled with insanely long copyright terms, can stifle cultural participation and turn us into a one-way-only society.




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