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PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INC. and SPECIAL EDITIONS, LTD., Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants, Appellants-Cross-Appellees, -v.- JENNIFERDUMAS and JENNIFER DUMAS, INC., Defendants-Counter-Claimants, Appellees-Cross-Appellants.Docket Nos. 94-7500L, 94-7542XAPUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT53 F.3d 549; 1995 U.S. App. LEXIS 10191; 34 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1737; Copy. L.Rep. (CCH) P27,410; 132 A.L.R. Fed. 703December 8, 1994, ArguedMay 5, 1995, DecidedDISPOSITION:
[**1] Playboy Enterprises, Inc. andSpecial Editions, Ltd. (collectively "Playboy") appealfrom an order of the United States District Court for theSouthern District of New York, Tenney, J., dismissingPlayboy's claim for declaratory judgment that Playboy isthe sole owner of the copyright of approximately 285works of art created by Patrick Nagel which appeared inPlayboy magazine from 1974 to 1984, and granting thecounterclaim for copyright infringement of JenniferDumas and Jennifer Dumas, Inc. Judgment is affirmed inpart, reversed in part, and vacated in part, and the case isremanded.
DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., Washington,DC (Mark D. Harris, Jenner & Block; Kenneth P.Norwick, Norwick & Schad, New York, NY, of counsel),for Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants,Appellants-Cross-Appellees.ROGER L. ZISSU, New York, NY (Lisa Pearson,Laurence S. Rickles, Weiss Dawid Fross Zelnick &Lehrman, P.C., of counsel), forDefendants-Counter-Claimants,Appellees-Cross-Appellants.(Alan J. Hartnick, New York, NY (Lawrence E.Abelman, Jeffrey A. Schwab, Nancy J. Mertzel, Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, of counsel)), for MagazinePublishers of America, Inc., Amicus Curiae.(Charles D. Ossola, [**2] Alexandria, VA (Lowe, Price,LeBlanc & Becker, of counsel)), for American Society of Media Photographers and Graphic Artists Guild, AmiciCuriae.(Irwin Karp, Rye Brook, NY (John M. Kernochan, LawOffice of Irwin Karp, of counsel)), for Committee forLiterary Property Studies, National Writers Union, andVolunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Amici Curiae.
Before: OAKES, CARDAMONE andWINTER, Circuit Judges.
Senior Circuit Judge:
Appellants Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and SpecialEditions, Ltd. (collectively "Playboy") appeal from a judgment entered on April 20, 1994 in the United StatesDistrict Court for the Southern District of New York,Charles H. Tenney,
following a bench trial and theentry of two opinions, dated September 9, 1993 andDecember 20, 1993 and reported at 831 F. Supp. 295 and840 F. Supp. 256. The order dismissed Playboy's claimfor declaratory judgment that Playboy is the sole ownerof all right, title and interest of the copyrights of approximately 285 works of art created by Patrick NagelPage 1