Hookah Copyright Bullshit

In Kalifornien haben sich tatsächlich zwei Bong-Hersteller wegen Copyright auf ihre Pfeifen gefetzt.

A California hookah pipe maker’s copyright infringement lawsuit against a rival went up in smoke today when a federal appeals court ruled that hookahs are not copyrightable.

The appellate decision is believed to be the first concerning the shape of the smoking instrument’s water container. Inhale Inc. claimed Starbuzz Tobacco was infringing its base design registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2011.

Threat Level: Dude, You Can’t Copyright That Hookah
Lowering the Bar: Ninth Circuit: The Shape of a Hookah Can't Be Copyrighted