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I am creating a website similar to Yelp, and a few of our web pages have very similar layout to that of Yelp's. Are we in danger of infringing their copyright?
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Not unless you are copying the creative/expressive aspects of their web design & layout, because that is what copyright protects. There are many web layouts out there and copyright only protects those that are at least minimally creative & original, so you have to use your judgment and consider to what extent you are copying unique elements of the site. for more info on copyright law see http://coursecracker.com/4/7487/college/law/intellectual-property-law/forums/index.html

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