Normally, copy someone else’s original work and Peter Private Process Server is Googling your home address. However, did you know that the judge may deal you a get-out-of-jail-free card if you only copy a dab? Dippity Doo-dah!!!!
This defendant copied 12-14 practice exam questions from a competitor’s test that contained over 1000 questions. The trial judge said this was just a dab and plaintiff needed to get out of defendant’s hair. The copying was de minimis, and the copyright world is jiggy with it, I guess.
The opinion has a nice discussion of the de minimis doctrine and cites the famous Beastie Boys case: