7th Circuit Weighs In On Copyright Dispute Over True Crime Books

(October 5, 2015, 9:32 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Indiana federal judge properly rejected an author’s allegation of copyright infringement because a defendant’s work restated only “historical facts,” the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 1 (Carol L. Sissom v. Robert L. Snow, et al., No. 14-3355, 7th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17252).

(Decision available. Document #16-151019-001Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Joel M. Flaum, Michael S. Kanne and Ann Claire Williams, “it is a foundation of copyright law that only the form of an author’s...
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