United States Ninth Circuit

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Silvers v. Sony Pictures Entm't, 01-56069

An assignee who holds an accrued claim for copyright infringement, but who has no legal or beneficial interest in the copyright itself, may not institute an action for infringement.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/12/2004
  • Submitted 10/12/2004
  • Decided 03/25/2005
  • Published 03/25/2005

Judges

  • Before:  SCHROEDER, Chief Judge, and REINHARDT, RYMER, KLEINFELD, GRABER, WARDLAW, FISHER, GOULD, PAEZ, BERZON, and BEA, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert H. Rotstein, McDermott, Will & Emery, Los Angeles, California, for the amicus curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ronald S. Rauchberg, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, New York, and George P. Schiavelli, Reed Smith Crosby Heafey LLP, Los Angeles, California, Benjamin G. Shatz, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, California, for the defendant-appellant., Steven Glaser, Gelfand Rappaport & Glaser, LLP, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiff-appellee.

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