LexisNexis, Westlaw Scoff At Unregistered Copyright Claims

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT) -- It is settled law that in order to bring a copyright suit, plaintiffs must have registered a copyright, and arguments to the contrary by attorneys accusing LexisNexis and Westlaw of reposting their work without permission are "absurd," the database operators told a federal court Monday.

The companies were sued earlier this year by two attorneys, one of whom had registered copyrights on his legal documents and one of whom hadn't. When LexisNexis and Westlaw moved to dismiss the claims of the attorney who hadn't registered any...
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