Is it Infringing?
“Over the Rainbow” Limited Edition Collector Plate (c. 1977)
Gracen v. Bradford Exchange, 698 F.2d 300 (7th Cir. 1983)
(denying painter a copyright in her licensed derivative work from the Wizard of Oz motion picture, thus allowing painter no remedy for infringement where company used her painting without compensating her)

Patrick Nagel print mounted on tile (c. 1984-1986)
Mirage Editions, Inc. v. Albuquerque A.R.T. Co., 856 F.2d 1341 (9th Cir. 1988)
(taking pages out of legally purchased book art prints and mounting them on a tile held infringing as an unauthorized derivative work)

Lotus 1-2-3 on floppy disks (c. 1996)
Lotus Development Corporation v. Borland International, Inc., 516 U.S. 233 (1996)
(copyright cannot be used to protect program menus or software layout)

The Arab Heart by Alveda King Beal (1986)
Coming to America, VHS, by Paramount Pictures (c. 1997)
Beal v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 20 F.3d 454 (11th Cir. 1994)
(finding that Coming to America was too dissimilar to The Arab Heart to be infringing)

Ty Beanie Baby "Squealer the Pig" plush toy (c. 1994-1998)
Floppy Friends "Salty" pig plush toy (c. 1994-1997)
Ty, Inc. v. GMA Accessories, Inc., 132 F.3d 1167 (7th Cir. 1997)
(upholding preliminary injunction for copyright infringement of Beanie Baby pig by Floppy Friends pig plush toy)