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A Tee, A Tweet And Frank Ocean: Some Copyright Lessons

Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 5:54 PM EDT) -- During his July 28, 2017, performance at Panorama Music Festival in New York City, Frank Ocean wore a T-shirt that read "Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?" The shirt was produced and sold by 18-year-old Kayla Robinson on her Green Box Shop online store, but the words were reportedly copied without permission from a 2015 tweet posted by another teenager, Brandon Male, via his Twitter handle @avogaydro. Sales of the shirt soared after Ocean’s performance, raising questions about attribution and...
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