Supreme Court Won't Hear Copyright Case Over L.A. Riots Tape

Law360, New York (May 17, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on whether a copyright holder can recover actual damages flowing from the unauthorized exploitation abroad of copyrighted work infringed in the U.S.

The Los Angeles News Service (LANS), a news organization run by Bob and Marika Tur, had sought damages from Visnews International, a joint venture of Reuters International Ltd., NBC and the BBC, over the alleged infringement of a videotape showing the violent beating of truck driver Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots that broke...
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