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Brownstein v. Lindsay, 12-2506

Judgment for defendant on plaintiff's claim under the Copyright Act seeking a declaratory judgment of joint authorship of an ethnic identification system that he created with defendant, and on defendant's counterclaim for cancellation of the copyright registrations that plaintiff had received for the system’s computer code, which was his contribution to the work, is reversed and remanded, where: 1) an authorship claim arises and accrues when a plaintiff's authorship has been "expressly repudiated"; and 2) courts have no authority to cancel copyright registrations.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/29/2014
  • Published 01/29/2014




  • United States Third Circuit


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