Copyright Misuse

Copyright misuse is definitely an equitable defense against copyright infringement in the World allowing copyright infringes to avoid infringement liability should the copyright holder offers engaged in abusive or improper conduct in exploiting or enforcing the copyright laws. Copyright misuse draws via precedents under, the older doctrine associated with patent misuse, which dates back to the early years from the 20th century and derives on the more general fairness doctrine of “unclean hands”.