'Copyright Management Information' As Cause Of Action

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC, No. 10-2163, 2011 (3d Cir. June 14, 2011) (Fuentes, J.), recently held that 17 U.S.C. Section 1202’s prohibition against tampering with or falsifying “copyright management information” (“CMI”) is broad enough to encompass removing a photographer’s name from a magazine page before digitizing an image.

Given that many unauthorized uses of copyrighted material involve removal or falsification of information concerning the work involved from copies thereof (i.e., CMI), a party whose...
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