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Re: Court overrules Copyright Act !!

From: rjack
Subject: Re: Court overrules Copyright Act !!
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:04:48 -0400
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Rahul Dhesi wrote:
rjack writes:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today summarily
declared that 17 U.S.C. ยง 103(b) is null and void.

More likely, the court declared rjack null and void.

Sometimes I think mother nature is close to declaring Rjack null and void.
Never to fear though, Alexander will carry on the good work in his absence.


-- "[I]f an extra element is required instead of or in addition to the acts of
reproduction, performance, distribution or display in order to constitute a
state-created cause of action, there is no preemption, provided that the extra
element changes the nature of the action so that it is qualitatively different
from a copyright infringement claim." Stromback v. New Line Cinema, 384 F.3d 283
(United States Court Of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2004) --

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