Origami Artists Unfold Copyright Suit Against Painter

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 2:21 PM EST) -- Six origami experts lodged a suit against artist and filmmaker Sarah Morris in New York federal court on Dec. 5, alleging her abstract paintings infringe on the copyrights of their origami designs.

The origami artists claim that Morris’ 2007 “Origami” series of paintings infringed the copyrights of 24 of their original origami diagrams that depict where the paper should be folded.

“Morris has created confusion as to the authorship of plaintiffs’ works and threatened their professional reputation by failing to attribute plaintiffs and by making repeated,...
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