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Queen Anne's Revenge Lawsuit Appealed To SCOTUS

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by nautilusvideo, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. nautilusvideo

    nautilusvideo Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Fayetteville, NC
    The underwater videographer accusing the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the State of North Carolina of copyright infringement regarding images related to the Queen Anne’s Revenge has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s July 2018 decision that favored the state. QAR suit appealed to SCOTUS
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  2. Pinecube

    Pinecube Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    This seems to have been going back and forth forever, do I have this right?
    - State uses Nautilus' videos/images without permission
    - Nautilus sues State for copyright infringement
    - State settles and pays
    - State continues to use Nautilus' videos/images
    - State passes a law that allows them to use Nautilus' videos/images without permission
    - Nautilus sues State again
    - State says "you cant sue us"
    - Now Nautilus has to get the supreme court to hear the case
    nautilusvideo and Ayisha like this.
  3. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver, On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Lebanon, Ohio
    "The Congress shall have Power [...] to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

    US Constitution

    This is a federal issue. I believe this issue will go to SCOTUS and North Carolina should lose.

    Unless, there are other issues involved. Like a contract between NC and Nautilus.

    nautilusvideo likes this.
  4. Lizzardia

    Lizzardia Angel Fish

    I also think that North Carolina has few chances.

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