In copyright law execution is everything. You can’t copyright an idea, only the way you use it.
But even the execution of this 2010 concept by Channels TEN and Nine seems pretty darn close.
Both networks are using their respective graphics in promotions, slipping their corporate logo into the final “0” of “2010.”
Is it possible they both took a stroll down to the same advertising agency?
Even the font isn’t too dissimilar.
For the record, TV Tonight noted TEN’s use of the graphic as early as early October, so it probably wins on that score. And after all the year itself would suggest a tad more ownership.
Now all we need is Seven to join in the game.
The silly season continues….