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Copyright My Costume?

On April 1, 2010 By Kate Kliebert

Some Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans are searching for a new way to protect their image from exploitation and have turned to copyright law as a possible protection. The Indians, mostly working-class African Americans, traditionally craft elaborate costumes costing thousands of dollars to wear as they parade through the [...]

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Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! It is not uncommon for professional sports teams to be named after courageous, cunning, or speedy animals (or maybe pretty birds in the case of the Blue Jays and Cardinals), but some teams opt to honor notable characters from history like the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers, [...]

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