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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Hays v. Sony Corp. of America
Citation:847 F.2d 412 (7th Cir. 1988)
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Plaintiffs created a manual for students on how to operate certain word processors. Their school district subsequently had Defendant modify the manual for use with its word processors. Thereafter, Plaintiffs registered their manual with the copyright office, and sued Defendant in federal district court alleging violations of state and federal copyright laws in connection with the Defendant’s alleged appropriation, for profit, of the manual. The district court dismissed the complaint, and imposed sanctions on Plaintiffs’ counsel.
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