Federal Judge Sides With Online Bookseller In Copyright Case

Mealey's (November 3, 2015, 11:40 AM EST) -- NEW YORK — Two downloads by a single user of a free copy of a copyrighted book are insufficient to sustain an action for copyright infringement against BarnesandNoble.com LLC, a New York federal judge ruled Nov. 2 (Cheryl Smith v. BarnesandNoble.com LLC, No. 12-4374, S.D. N.Y.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151116-004Z.)

In granting the e-tailer summary judgment, U.S. Judge Andrew L. Carter of the Southern District of New York further found that even if the third-party customer could be found to have directly infringed, BarnesandNoble.com “cannot be...
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