AUDIENCE TEST

AUDIENCE TEST

audience test. Copyright. A judicial analysis used to determine whether the lay observer or an ordinary, reasonable audience would conclude that the protectable expression in a copyrighted work is substantially similar to the expression in the accused work. ¡ª Also termed ordinary-observer test; ordinary-lay-observer test. [Cases: Copyrights and Intellectual Property 53(1).]
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