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Me and my Shadow—World-famous magician, Teller, wins summary judgment against copycat magician By Steven L. Baron and John D. Fitzpatrick Intellectual Property, June 2014 Magician Teller prevailed on a summary judgment motion for copyright infringement against Dogge, a Dutch performer who re-enacted Teller’s famous “Shadows” illusion. Although the technique of a magic trick is often unprotectable by copyright, Teller registered his act as a “dramatic pantomime,” protecting his exclusive right to perform the illusion. Defendant’s pro se defenses were unpersuasive.

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