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54744580 Case Briefs on Copyright Law

54744580 Case Briefs on Copyright Law

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Table of Contents
THE CONCEPT OF COPYRIGHT......................................................................5
Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony, 111 U.S. 53 (1884) [29]..........................5Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographic Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903) [33].........................5Alfred Bell & Co. v. Catalda Fine Arts, 191 F.2d 99 (2d Cir. 1951) [52]..................5Forward v. Thorogood, 985 F.2d 604 (1st Cir. 1993) [71]..........................................5
COPYRIGHTABLE SUBJECT MATTER...........................................................6General Principles....................................................................................................6
Magic Marketing v. Mailing Services of Pittsburgh, 634 F.Supp. 769 (W.D.Pa1986) [76]................................................................................................................................6Sebastian International, Inc. v. Consumer Contact (PTY) Ltd., 664 F.Supp. 909(D.N.J. 1987), rev’d on other grounds, 847 F.2d 1093 (3d Cir. 1988) [79]..............6
The Idea/Expression Dichotomy..........................................................................6
Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879) [97]..........................................................................6Morrissey v. Proctor & Gamble Co., 379 F.2d 675 (1st Cir. 1967) [103]................7Continental Casualty Co. v. Beardsley, 253 F.2d 702 (2d Cir. 1958), cert. denied,358 U.S. 816 (1958) [105]....................................................................................................7Bibbero Systems, Inc. v. Colwell Systems, Inc., 893 F.2d 1104 [106].......................7ABR Benefits Services Inc. v. NCO Group, 52 U.S.P.Q.2D 1119 (E.D.Pa 1999)[110]..........................................................................................................................................7
Facts and Compilations............................................................................................7
Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service, 499 U.S. 340 [112].................7Rockford Map Publishers, Inc. v. Directory Service Co., 768 F.2d 145 (7th Cir.1985) [123]..............................................................................................................................8Nash v. CBS, 899 F.2d 1537 (7th Cir. 1990) [124].........................................................8Wainwright Securities v. Wall Street Transcript Corp., 558 F.2d 91 (2d Cir.1977) [128]..............................................................................................................................8Roth Greeting Cards v. United Card Co., 429 F.2d 1106 (9th Cir. 1970) [131]....8Sem-Torq, Inc. v. K Mart Corp., 936 F.2d 851 (6th Cir. 1991) [132].......................8Atari Games Corp. v. Oman, 979 F.2d 242 (D.C. Cir. 1992) [133]............................9Matthew Bender & Co. v. West Publishing Co., 158 F.3d 674 (2d Cir. 1998)[135]..........................................................................................................................................9Matthew Bender & Co. v. West Publishing Co., 158 F.3d 693 (2d Cir. 1998)[137]..........................................................................................................................................9CCC Information Services v. Maclean Hunter Market Reports, Inc., 44 F.3d 61(2d Cir. 1994) [140]...............................................................................................................9Southco, Inc. v. Kanebridge Corp., 390 F.3d 276 (3d Cir. 2004) (en banc) [147].101
 
BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corp. v. Donnelley Information Publishing,Inc., 999 F.2d 1436 (11th Cir. 1993) (en banc) [149]..................................................10Assessment Technologies of Wisconsin, LLC v. WIREdata, Inc., 350 F.3d 640(7th Cir. 2003) [152]...........................................................................................................10Sparaco v. Lawler, Matusky & Skelly Engineers LLP, 303 F.3d 460 (2d Cir. 2002)[156]........................................................................................................................................10
Derivative Works....................................................................................................10
L. Batlin & Son v. Snyder, 536 F.2d 486 (2d Cir. 1976) (en banc) [164]................10Schiffer Publications v. Chronicle Books, 73 U.S.P.Q.2d 1090 (E.D.Pa. 2004)[177]........................................................................................................................................11Maljack Productions, Inc. v. UAV Corp., 964 F.Supp. 1416 (C.D.Cal. 1997) [180]...................................................................................................................................................11
Computer Programs...............................................................................................11
Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp., 714 F.2d 1240 (3d Cir. 1983)[185]........................................................................................................................................11Data General Corp. v. Grumman Systems, 825 F.Supp. 340 (D.Mass. 1993) [194]...................................................................................................................................................12Lotus Development Corp. v. Borland International, Inc., 49 F.3d 807 (1st Cir.1995) [195]............................................................................................................................12Mitel, Inc. v. Iqtel, Inc., 124 F.3d 1366 (10th Cir. 1997) [203]................................12American Dental Association v. Delta Dental Plans Association, 126 F.3d 977(7th Cir. 1997) [205]...........................................................................................................13
Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works.........................................................13
Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 377 F.Supp.2d 444 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) [206]..........13Masquerade Novelty Inc. v. Unique Industries, 912 F.2d 663 (3d Cir. 1990) [228]...................................................................................................................................................13Pivot Point International, Inc. v. Charlene Products, Inc., 372 F.3d 913 (7th Cir.2004) [231]............................................................................................................................13
Architectural Works..............................................................................................14
Demetriades v. Kaufmann, 680 F.Supp. 658 (S.D.N.Y. 1988) [253]........................14
Characters................................................................................................................14
Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corp., 45 F.2d 119 (2d Cir. 1930) [259]..................14Warner Brothers Pictures v. CBS, 216 F.2d 945 (9th Cir. 1954) [260].................14Anderson v. Stallone, 11 U.S.P.Q.2d 1161 (C.D.Cal. 1989) [261]............................15Gaiman v. McFarlane, 360 F.3d 644 (7th Cir. 2004) [265].......................................15Newton v. Diamond, 349 F.3d 591 (9th Cir. 2003) [270]..........................................15
Government Works and Other Public Policy Issues........................................15
County of Suffolk, New York v. First American Real Estate Solutions, 261 F.3d2
 
179 (2d Cir. 2001) [276].....................................................................................................15Veeck v. Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc., 293 F.3d 791 (5thCir. 2002) (en banc) [280]..................................................................................................15Mitchell Brothers Film Group v. Cinema Adult Theater, 604 F.2d 852 (5th Cir.1979) [295]............................................................................................................................16
OWNERSHIP..........................................................................................................16Initial Ownership....................................................................................................16
Lindsay v. R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., 52 U.S.P.Q.2d 1609 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) [301]..........16Community for Creative Non-Violence v. Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989) [305].........16Aymes v. Bonelli, 980 F.2d 857 (2d Cir. 1992) [317]..................................................17Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, Inc., 71 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 1995) [317]..............................17Martha Graham School & Dance Foundation, Inc. v. Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc., 380 F.3d 624 (2d Cir. 2004) [318]................................17Thomson v. Larson, 147 F.3d 195 (2d Cir. 1998) [329].............................................18Aalmuhammed v. Lee, 202 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2000) [339].....................................18Gaiman v. McFarlane, 360 F.3d 644 (7th Cir. 2004) [340].......................................18
Transfer of Copyright Ownership......................................................................18
Effects Associates v. Cohen, 908 F.2d 555 (9th Cir. 1990) [347].............................18Cohen v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 845 F.2d 851 (9th Cir. 1988) [356]..............19Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd. v. Walt Disney Co. [360].....................19Random House, inc. v. Rosetta Books, LLC [368]......................................................19Bassett [373] (come back later)........................................................................................20Foad Consulting [374] (come back later)......................................................................20New York Times Co., Inc. v. Tasini [375].....................................................................20In re Marriage of Susan M. & Frederick L. Worth [385] come back later.........20Fantasy, Inc. v. Fogerty [386] come back later............................................................20Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 194 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir.1999) [471]............................................................................................................................20Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences v. Creative House Promotions, Inc.,944 F.2d 1446 (9th Cir. 1991) [477]................................................................................21BMG v. Gonzalez [482].....................................................................................................21Corbis Corp. v. Amazon.com [489].................................................................................22Kahle v. Ashcroft [495] (come back later).....................................................................22
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT................................................22The Right to Reproduce the Work in Copies & Phonorecords.....................22
Arnstein v. Porter [509].....................................................................................................22Dawson v. Hinshaw Music, Inc. [514]............................................................................22Bright Tunes Music Corp. v. Harrisongs Music, Ltd. [516]....................................22Gasté v. Kaiserman [520]..................................................................................................233

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