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Unnamed Authors May Sue Based on Group Copyrights, 2d Cir. Says

May 12, 2020, 8:55 PM

A photographer’s copyright infringement case against Scholastic Inc. is headed back to Manhattan federal court after the Second Circuit found his copyrights were properly registered in a group registration that didn’t list him as the author of the compilation.

In an issue of first impression for the Second Circuit, it clarified that a valid group copyright registration must only list the author of the compilation as a whole to register every individual copyright in the group.

Joseph Sohm sued Scholastic for infringing copyrights in 89 of his photographs by using them in its publications in numbers that exceeded the number...

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