The Māori-inspired tattoo at the heart of the copyright infringement case of Whitmill v Warner Bros. has attracted allegations of cultural appropriation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. An examination of the Māori cultural appropriation claim that surrounds the tattoo and its invisibility throughout the Whitmill v Warner Bros. legal proceedings, shows how the legal system does not receive Indigenous cultural claims over the cultural imagery and arts styles that inspires outsider imagery as an intellectual property interest.Download the article from SSRN at the link.
May 8, 2021
Hadley on Whitmill v. Warner Bros. and the Visibility of Cultural Appropriation Claims in Copyright Law @DrMarie_IP @uonlawschool
Marie Hadley, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle (Australia), has published Whitmill v Warner Bros. and the Visibility of Cultural Appropriation Claims in Copyright Law at 42 European Intellectual Property Review 223-229 (2020). Here is the abstract.