Glass Artists Face Off in Court
by TIMOTHY EGAN
The New York Times, publication date: 1 June 2006
"'This lawsuit is not about money,' he said, puttering around the boathouse in paint-splattered shoes with a lawyer and publicity agent in tow. 'It's about what is fair. There are a million forms you can make that don't look like mine.'
In a 2003 copyright case involving glass art, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, ruled against an artist who said another artist had used his design of jellyfish encased in glass. The two designs looked similar, but the court said no one could copyright nature."