Trademark News & Screw-ups Big brands ripping off street art is not cool: why illegal graffiti should be protected by copyright

Great analysis. Is graffiti vandalism anyone can copy without permission or is it a protected work of copyright? I agree with the point that the unclean hands' doctrine must have a direct negative effect on the defendant because otherwise, you can get into all sorts of free speech issues when authors persecuted by oppressive regimes would have dined protection in their works.

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