The lawsuit was sparked by sports clothing manufacturer Varsity Brands filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against competitor Star Athletica claiming that it ripped off patterns used in its cheerleading uniforms. However, the district court ruled that Varsity could not copyright its designs because they were a useful article and didn’t qualify for copyright protection.
The Sixth Circuit, however, took a different approach. They said that the stripes, chevrons and other elements could be treated as any other type of artwork, further noting that copyright protects fabric patterns already.
This is pretty interesting, the stripes, chevrons and other elements were outside the utilitarian purpose of the clothing. You can’t copyright a sewing pattern for example, anyone can make an identical “design”.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.