Compilation Copyrights Don't Cover Each Work: Judge

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that a copyright registration for a photo compilation doesn't protect the individual photos unless the applicant provides information about each one, the third decision this year to reach the same conclusion in infringement suits against textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.

Judge H. Russel Holland of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska on Tuesday granted Houghton Mifflin's motion to dismiss a suit by Alaska Stock LLC with prejudice, ruling that because the copyrights the stock photo company...
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