3rd Circ. Nixes IP Suit Over Cory Booker Reality Show

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 6:01 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday refused to reinstate a $21 million copyright lawsuit brought against Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and the Sundance Channel by a writer who claimed the documentary series “Brick City” ripped off his novel.

The appeals court affirmed a New Jersey federal judge's decision to grant summary judgment to the defendants in author Everett Adam Jackson's copyright infringement suit, holding that there were only a handful of arguable similarities between the novel and the Emmy Award-winning show and that none of those...
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