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What Idea/Expression Dichotomy? Microsoft Sued For Having Sorta Similar Commercials

July 20, 2011

And, of course, once people begin to realize that there’s no real idea/expression dichotomy, lawsuits begin to show up pushing the boundaries even further.

Take for example, this lawsuit, in which a novelty gift firm called Cellrderm has sued Microsoft and its ad agency, CP&B, for “copying” some of its commercials. You can see the four commercial below, showing the (terribly produced) Cellrderm commercials, followed by the supposedly “infringing”


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