Garcia v. Google Brief of Amici Curiae Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Justin Hughes, Peter Menell, and David Nimmer in Support of Neither Party -- Copyright Protection of Performances, Joint Authorship, and the Limits of Any Implied License
38 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 10, 2014
This brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit's en banc consideration of Garcia v. Google, sets forth the foundational principles under which dramatic performances attract copyright protection, clarifies the joint authorship doctrine, and explains why proof of fraud is not an issue in this case.
Note: The brief here is as filed with the exception that a typographical error in footnote 2 on page 22 is corrected.
Keywords: copyright, authorship, performance, license, fraud
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