Week 8, Blog 7: Media Law-Copyright

Is The Emoji copyrightable?

By Haley Cardamon

Is Everything Going to Be OK? Whether Individual Emoji Are Copyrightable

In this article, it was said that the laughing emoji was the most used “word” of the year. But the issue they faced was what typeface was used; the apple emoji or the competitor?

The federal court ruled that typeface in different “fonts” is not copyrightable. Most were pleased with this outcome because I made it easy for those who want to create typeface. They could base their product off of another typeface without consequences.

While it was ruled that typeface is not copyrightable, the case for Emojis is still not decided.


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