Penguin Can Pursue Copyright Suit In NY: Judge

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 5:09 PM EST) -- A federal judge said Tuesday that Penguin Group USA Inc. can pursue its New York copyright case against a small Arizona-based online library, a win for a publisher keen to fight its intellectual property battles near its Manhattan headquarters.

U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl refused a request from American Buddha, the Tuscon, Ariz.-based online library, to dismiss Penguin's suit on jurisdictional grounds. American Buddha, a nonprofit, allegedly made four Penguin books available through the Internet without permission.

Penguin has spent nearly three years, including a...
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