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Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.
Citation:433 U.S. 562 (1977)
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Hugo Zacchini (Plaintiff), an entertainer who performs a human cannonball act, sued Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co. (Defendant) for appropriating his professional property after the Defendant filmed and broadcasted the Plaintiff’s act. The Defendant moved for summary judgment.
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