New York Federal Judge Won’t Strike Innocent Infringement Defense

(September 20, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Although agreeing with three textbook publishers that a defendant cannot raise the affirmative defenses of copyright misuse and unclean hands to allegations of infringement, a New York federal judge on Sept. 19 denied a motion to strike the related affirmative defense of “innocent infringement” (John Wiley & Sons Inc., et al. v. Book Dog Books LLC, et al., No. 13-816, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127307).

(Decision available. Document #16-161003-003Z.)

According to U.S. Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District...
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