Hello! I found this interesting article regarding a copy copywriting another copy!
Humans of Bombay – one of the many unauthorized spin-offs of Humans of New York – is suing People of India for copyright infringement. Humans of Bombay is claiming that their photo format (posting a photo of an individual with an excerpt of their conversation as a caption) – one they themselves copied from the original Humans of New York – is being copied by People of India.
This whole debacle was brought to my attention when the creator of Humans of New York, Brandon, went on Twitter to call out Humans of Bombay for claiming copyright infringement on something they copied from him. Brandon followed his tweet with an Instagram post claiming why he has never claimed copyright infringement on all of the copycat “Humans of…” accounts. Brandon believes that being able to share these stories is more important than making money, and thus has never been bothered by other “Humans of …” accounts.
I am interested to see how this court case will turn out and the implications it may have on existing and future “Humans of…” accounts.
To learn more, you can follow the link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/09/26/humans-of-bombay-lawsuit-explained/