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.
- Argued 10/12/2004
- Submitted 10/12/2004
- Decided 03/25/2005
- Published 03/25/2005
- Before: SCHROEDER, Chief Judge, and REINHARDT, RYMER, KLEINFELD, GRABER, WARDLAW, FISHER, GOULD, PAEZ, BERZON, and BEA, Circuit Judges.
- United States Ninth Circuit
- 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.