Law: Song Prints

Hatched last week in the Manhattan offices of Adman Byron G. Moon was an ingenious scheme to end fabric design piracy. No matter how novel the design, fabrics cannot be successfully patented. Yet songs can be copyrighted. Ingenious Mr. Moon's idea is to use the title or a snatch of the lyric of a copyrighted song to designate print designs, thus extending to dress materials Tin Pan Alley's copyright protection. Adman Moon sees no reason why Night and Day should not identify a black & white print, and April in Paris a...

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