The Court granted summary judgment in two parallel copyright actions. The Court held that whether there was a genuine issue turned on whether the plaintiff had standing to sue for infringement under the Copyright Act. In order to have standing to bring a claim for copyright infringement, the plaintiff needed to have an exclusive licence. The Court held that the agreement between the parties did not qualify as an exclusive licence, thus the plaintiff did not have the grant of interest necessary to bring an action for copyright infringement. Thus, there was no genuine issue for trial and the motions for summary judgment were granted.
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Summary judgment granted in copyright case
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