Sunday, April 21, 2024

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Whether States Can Infringe Copyrights Without Repercussions

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether state governments have sovereign immunity from copyright lawsuits brought by private citizens. On Monday, the high court agreed to review a petition from Rick Allen’s Nautilus Productions, which is pursuing North Carolina and its Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for posting online footage of the remains of notorious pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground at Beaufort, N.C., in 1718.

More here and via Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. An apologies for my lack of posts recently but it’s been a busy month.


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