Buc Int'l Corp. v. Int'l Yacht Council Ltd., 04-13653
In a suit claiming copyright protection of a factual compilation, judgment for plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff's compilation was sufficiently original; 2) the court did not err in instructing the jury that it could find copyright infringement if there were "substantial similarities" between the original elements of the plaintiff's compilation and corresponding elements of the defendants' compilation; and 3) the court was bound by the jury's finding that plaintiff's copyright registrations were valid in entering declaratory judgment on plaintiff's counterclaims.
- Decided 06/21/2007
- Published 06/21/2007
TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge:, Before TJOFLAT and BARKETT, Circuit Judges, and FULLER, District Judge.
United States Eleventh Circuit
Philip D. Parrish, Philip D. Parrish, P.A., South Miami, FL, for BUC Intern. Corp.
Michael T. Moore, Moore & Co., P.A., Coral Gables, FL, Suzanne R. Eschrich, G. Donovan Conwell, Jr., Gayle Wrede Kirkpatrick, Conwell, Sukhia & Kirkpatrick, P.A., Ceci Culpepper Berman, Hala A. Sandridge, Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal & Banker, P.A., Tampa, FL, for Defendant-Appellant.