TeamLab Wins an Early Victory in Its Copyright Suit Against an L.A. Museum It Says Copied Its Immersive Installations, Eileen Kinsella, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [13/1/2023]Marilena Pateraki
TeamLab—the Japanese art collective that draws crowds around the world for its immersive environments—is declaring a partial victory in an ongoing copyright dispute with a Los Angles museum that may have infringed on its work.
Though the complex case is far from over, and is still set to proceed to a jury trial, the latest ruling is likely to set key precedents for the increasingly popular realm of immersive installations.
The defendant in the case is the for-profit Museum of Dream Space (MODS), which teamLab sued in 2019 after fans alerted the collective to striking similarities between its own work and installations that appeared at MODS shortly after its opening, in 2018. MODS was founded by the U.S. subsidiary of a Beijing technology company called Dahoo that also produces light shows, 3D maps, and installations for shopping malls.
On January 9, a California court ruled on several competing summary judgment motions from each side. The court held that teamLab’s digital art exhibits are subject to “broad” copyright protection because of how creative they are, as well as that there was significant evidence that MODS copied them, such that the “extrinsic” substantial similarity test was satisfied.
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