The Copyright Law
The United States Copyright law on which Adam based his case is clear:
U.S. Copyright law Chapter 1, section 101:
“A “derivative work” is a work based upon one or more preexisting works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which a work may be recast, transformed, or adapted. A work consisting of editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications, which, as a whole, represent an original work of authorship, is a “derivative work”.”
U.S. Copyright law Chapter 1, section 106, item 2:
“…subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following: …(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work…”
So the Defendants prepared a derivative work with their reality series, without Adam’s permission.
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