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N.C. Photographer Sues State Alleging Copyright Infringement of Shipwreck Images

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by nautilusvideo, May 31, 2016.

  1. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Merged multiple threads about the same topic

     
  2. nautilusvideo

    nautilusvideo Angel Fish

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    With Blackbeard’s ship, an argument about 21st century piracy lands in Supreme Court
    At issue in the case, brought by a videographer who has filmed the wreckage of the Queen Anne’s Revenge since it was discovered in 1996, is a broad question of whether authors, musicians, video producers and others may sue a state agency and collect damages if the government makes use of their works without permission.Recent rulings have left “states free to infringe copyrights with impunity, with nothing to deter them from that bad behavior,” the recording industry said in its brief supporting the appeal. With Blackbeard’s ship, an argument about 21st century piracy lands in Supreme Court
     
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    Multiple threads about the same case merged. Again.

     
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    nautilusvideo Angel Fish

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    A lawsuit from NC about Blackbeard’s pirate ship will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, and the outcome is expected to have far-reaching implications for numerous businesses and individuals who make money from creating and selling copyrighted works, such as songs, books, pictures, videos and computer software. Pirate ship lawsuit from Fayetteville goes to Supreme Court on Tuesday
     
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    nautilusvideo Angel Fish

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    In January 2011, Rick Allen lost his left arm below the elbow and suffered second- and third-degree burns after a scuba tank exploded and caught fire in his garage. He spent three months in the hospital, two of them in a medically induced coma. But 10 months after the accident, Allen — the owner of Fayetteville-based Nautilus Productions — was back in the water, diving on the pirate Blackbeard’s ship. On Tuesday, Allen was at the U.S. Supreme Court as his lawyers argued that Allen and Nautilus Productions should be able to sue the state of North Carolina for copyright infringement. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article237019034.html
     
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    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    2D5014C1-67BF-4C47-A612-EB2343FCB2D1.png It is on the list of Supreme Court actions, but i have not heard their decision?
     
  9. Brian Huff

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    They haven't made one yet. Oral arguments were made last week, they'll deliberate now then rule and release an opinion. I would imagine it will be a little bit before they do.
     
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    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Is there an expected length of time? Early Dec?
    I’d go to DC then and hold a protest sign, but I think these SCOTUS are numb by now.
     

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