9th Circ. Says Compilation Copyrights Cover Each Work

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Overturning a ruling for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. in a dispute with an Alaskan stock photography company, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a copyright registration for a collective work includes copyright registrations for the included works, as well, even if each author isn’t identified.

A three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit ruled that when Alaska Stock LLC registered copyrights for digital collections of stock images of the Alaskan wilderness, the company simultaneously registered copyrights for the individual photographs, despite only having provided titles...
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Case Title

Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publ, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

November 3, 2010

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