Friday, February 8, 2019

Three Amici Supporting Nautilus Productions Filed in Supreme Court!

 

Three amicus curiae briefs supporting Nautilus Productions in Allen v. Cooper were filed yesterday with the United States Supreme Court. The briefs were penned by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Ralph Oman (former Registrar of Copyrights) and David Nimmer, Earnest Young & Michael Bynum. On December 1, 2015, the videographers who have spent almost two decades documenting the retrieval of Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) filed a Federal lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory, the State of North Carolina, and others, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The lawsuit filed by Nautilus Productions, LLC and its owner Rick Allen alleges that the recently passed “Blackbeard’s Law” is unconstitutional, and that the defendants have infringed copyrights owned and licensed by Allen and Nautilus, violated other federal laws, and engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices. Quinn Emanuel, Olive & Olive and Poe Law represent Nautilus Productions LLC in copyright litigation against the state of North Carolina, the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, its employees and the Friends of Queen Anne's Revenge nonprofit. Read SCOTUS filings.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Stop the State of Texas From Stealing Intellectual Property!


State actors stealing intellectual property is a big problem in Texas. Since 2016—a total of 17 lawsuits have been filed against Texas universities and state agencies for stealing intellectual property. READ MORE

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