Welsh Gov't Says It Can't Be Sued Over Dylan Thomas Photos

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (April 29, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Wales and a handful of U.S. publishers urged a New York federal judge to ditch a copyright lawsuit claiming they used images of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in U.S. tourism ads without permission, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction under laws that limit whether a foreign nation can be sued in U.S. courts.

A notice of a motion to dismiss the case was filed Wednesday by the Welsh government and the companies alleged to have published the ads, including the Miami Herald Media Co., Gracenote, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Richmond Times Dispatch and The E.W. Scripps Co. The plaintiff, Irish media company...

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