2nd Circ. Dresses Down Porn Memoir Copyright Claims

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a suit claiming that three book publishers and adult film star Heather Hunter ripped off an author's manuscript for Hunter's ghostwritten memoir “Insatiable: The Rise of a Porn Star.”

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday determined that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York did not err in dismissing author Diane Miller's claims against the publishers as preempted by the Copyright Act, and those...
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