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1997-09-29-Reed-Elsevier-Amicus-HyperLaw West Text-Appeal

1997-09-29-Reed-Elsevier-Amicus-HyperLaw West Text-Appeal

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Brief of Reed Elsevier supporting West claims to copyright of enhanced court opinion text in HyperLaw v. West appeal in the Matthew Bender v. West litigation. Reed Elsevier later acquired Matthew Bender Co, which, in the litigation, did not participate in the text part of the litigation.
Brief of Reed Elsevier supporting West claims to copyright of enhanced court opinion text in HyperLaw v. West appeal in the Matthew Bender v. West litigation. Reed Elsevier later acquired Matthew Bender Co, which, in the litigation, did not participate in the text part of the litigation.

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977910
Unites #tates litinurt of Appeals
FOR THE SECOND
CIRCUIT
HYPERLAW, INC.,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
- against -
WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY,
Defendant-Appellant
ON APPEAL FROM Till; UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE
REED ELSEVIER, INC.
PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
Attorneys for Amicus Curiae
1585 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
(212) 969-3950
JON
A.
BAUMGARTEN
CHARLES S. SIMS
ANNA KRASKE
Of Counsel
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pace
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
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ii
INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
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1
ARGUMENT
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3
I.
THE LEVEL OF ORIGINALITY REQUIRED BY FEIST IS SATISFIED
BY CREATIVE SELECTION AND ARRANGEMENT IN A COMPILATION
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9
A.
Feist is Satisfied by Even a
Small Amount
of Creativity
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9
B.
Creativity May Be Found in the Selection and
Arrangement of Categories of Information in a
Compilation
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11C.
The Eleventh Circuit's Holdings That Originality
Cannot Be found in Step One Selection and
Arrangement Are Inapplicable and Wrong
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.
17
D.
In Light of the "Creation and Dissemination-Inducing" Policy Underlying the Copyright Clause,Fact Works That Are the Product of CreativeChoices in the Selection, Editing, and Arrangementof Facts Are Copyrightable
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.
23
E.
Given the Quantity
of Categorical Enhancements
Selected
by West, its
Enhancements
ConstituteCopyrightable
"Step
One"
Selection and Arrangement
and Therefore Satisfy Feist's
Creativity
Requirement
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26
CONCLUSION
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
Cases
Pace
Banks Law
Pub.
Co. v. Lawyers' Cooperative
Pub. Co.,
169
F.
386 (2d
Cir.
1909),
appeal
dismissed,
223 U.S. 738
(1911)
........
.
7
Banks v.
Manchester, 128
U.S. 244
(1888)
..........
7
BellSouth Adver.
& Publishing Corp. v.
Donnelly Into.
Publishing,
999 F.2d
1436 (11th
Cir.
1993), cert.
denied,
510 U.S. 1101 (1994)
.......
.
...
...
17,
18, 22
CCC Info. Sex-vs., Inc. v. Maclean Hunter Mkt.
Reports,
Inc., 44 F.3d 61
(1994),
cert.
denied,_
U.S.
,
116
S.Ct.72(1995)
...
15, 16, 26, 28
Corsearch Inc. v. Thomson & Thomson,
792 F. Supp.
305
(S.D.N.Y. 1992)
......
.
13, 14
Feist Publications
v. Rural Tel. Serv. Co.,
499
U.S.
340
(1991)
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.
.
passim
Key Publications, Inc. v. Chinatown Today
Publishing
Enters.,
Inc., 945 F.2d 509
(2d
Cir. 1991)
...
.
..............
passim
Kregos v. Associated Press,
937 F.2d 700 (2d Cir. 1991)
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..
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...
passim
Lipton
v. The Nature Co., 71 F.3d 464(2d Cir. 1995)
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.
13
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. v. West Publishing Co.,
1997 U.S. Dist.
LEXIS 6915
(S.D.N.Y.
May
19, 1997)
.
26, 27
Warren
Publishing Inc.
v. Microdos Data
Corp.,
115
F.3d
1509
(11th Cir. 1997)
.
.
19, 20, 21, 22
Wheaton v.
Peters,
33
U.S.
591
(1834)
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7
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