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En banc Eleventh Circuit reaffirms digital compilation of magazine archives a privileged revision
July 09, 2008
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In a decision last week, the Eleventh Circuit en banc addressed the application of New York Times v. Tasini in the context of a comprehensive CD archive encompassing all National Geographic magazines from 1888 to 1996, called the Complete National Geographic. In a previous decision, a panel of the Eleventh Circuit held the CNG was a privileged revision under 17 U.S.C. § 201(c), and as a result, the owners of.......
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Digital compilation of magazine archives a privileged "revision" of a collective work
June 13, 2007
Post by Blog Staff
In a decision today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the National Geographic Society, by its publication of "The Complete National Geographic," had not infringed the copyrights of a photographer whose photos appear in the various individual issues of National Geographic. The court held that the change from print to digital media was a "revision" as contemplated by 17 U.S.C. § 201(c), and .......
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Ninth Circuit defines differences between derivative and collective works
May 01, 2007
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Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit decided a copyright case dealing with the differences between derivative and collective works. The defendant took photographs which were licensed to it individually by the plaintiff and, after the term of its license had expired, modified the photographs and integrated them into "collage" advertisements.The court held that these advertisements were derivative works rather t.......
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