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EU Court Rules Taste Cannot Be Copyrighted

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The European Union's highest court has ruled that the taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright. The European Court of Justice said Tuesday "the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision of objectivity,'' thus making it ineligible "for copyright protection.'' Dutch cheese maker Levola had argued that a rival company copied its herbed spread called Heksenkaas or witches' cheese. The company claimed Heksenkaas was a work...

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