Creative Works and Copyright04.8.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: Copyright, Joy Jones, Legal, Logos, Woolies
The issue of copyright infringement is rarely discussed by creatives until a copyright has been infringed upon. The images above display a recent issue involving the Woolies brand and musician Joy Jones. Woolies had commissioned the custom drafted logotype prior to the 2008 release of the 12″ single The Joy/This Too Shall Pass. Under U.S. copyright law, exclusive rights to any work of creative expression are owned by the author at the moment of creation. The question remains is the Joy Jones logo an infringement of copyright.
Since both logos are at their core illustrations, one must assess if there are identifiable components that make the two strikingly similar (Exhibit: A). Each of us have formed our personal opinions in the matter, now we want to hear what you think. Using the poll below give us your opinion.