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Broughel v. Battery Conservancy

Broughel v. Battery Conservancy, No. 07-cv-7755 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2009), motion to amend denied, No. 07-cv-7755 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 16, 2010).

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copyright infringement and  moral rights case, an artist’s claims against both a non-profit organization and an architectural firm were dismissed when a federal district court in New York held that (1) generic architectural renderings of an aquatic-themed carousel amounted to non-copyrightable scènes à faire; and (2) the “right to complete artwork is not a . . . .

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