Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Interesting copyright quirk

Just found out an interesting copyright quirk, you cant sue unless you own the copyright itself eg you cant get someone to sue on your behalf unless you sell them the copyright itelf (question for any lawyers reading this....what about selling 1% of the copyrights would this be enough?)

Silvers v. Sony Pictures Entm't, 01-56069
An assignee who holds an accrued claim for copyright infringement, but who has no legal or beneficial interest in the copyright itself, may not institute an action for infringement.


Came across this when reading about the Righthaven cases (which i am on the side of the content owner....) seems right idea poor execution to me.

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