[APG Public List] Copyright and obits

Pat Asher pjroots at att.net
Wed Nov 4 14:11:52 MST 2009

At 03:00 PM 11/4/2009, LBoswell wrote:
>There is on the internet an unverified account of an attempted 
>copyright suit between two newspapers. One was reprinting the 
>other's obits. The judge threw out the suit saying that copyright 
>could equally be assigned to the funeral home who wrote the obits. 
>Apologies for not having the link as I just read it and moved on.


I'm guessing you're thinking of the Times-Tribune vs Times Leader 
lawsuit, both PA newspapers.

While the Judge dismissed the majority of the claims in September, 
the lawsuit has been allowed to move forward on the remaining claims.

It will be interesting to watch.

Pat Asher 

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