Judge Won't Air Pornos For Martha's Vineyard Copyright Case

Law360 (February 18, 2020, 8:01 PM EST) -- The judge’s chambers and jury box will not be transformed into a theater for adult films to sort out a mess of copyright claims regarding pornographic movies shot at an artist’s Martha’s Vineyard home, a Massachusetts federal judge said Tuesday.

Amid arguments in her seventh-floor Boston courtroom, U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris put lawyers for both sides on notice that they would need to find a way other than hosting viewings to prove whether the presence of the artist’s paintings and other works in her home amounted to copyright violations.

“How do I decide? Short of watching every movie myself...

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