Sans Copyright, Fastcase Book Suit Kicked From Fed Court

Law360, Los Angeles (January 26, 2017, 8:41 PM EST) -- Lawriter LLC and Fastcase Inc. will have to take their fight over the right to publish online a Georgia law rulebook elsewhere, a Georgia federal judge ruled Thursday, finding that the suit didn't belong in federal court because no one had a copyright for the rulebook yet.

U.S. District Judge Thomas C. Batten Sr. booted from federal court Fastcase's suit asking for the court to declare Lawriter couldn't interfere with its publishing the Georgia Administrative Rules and Regulations online, concluding that because there wasn't a federal copyright claim in the case, he didn't have jurisdiction over the dispute, according to Thursday's...

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