University Of Michigan Wins Dismissal Of Copyright Complaint

(January 21, 2016, 12:45 PM EST) -- CINCINNATI — Allegations that the Regents of the University of Michigan infringed upon a copyrighted mnemonic model were dismissed Jan. 19 by an Ohio federal judge on grounds of sovereign immunity (Josepha A. Campinha-Bacote v. Regents of the University of Michigan, et al., No. 15-330, S.D. Ohio.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5958).

(Decision available. Document #16-160201-004Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Michael R. Barrett of the Southern District of Ohio, although Congress abrogated the states’ sovereign immunity when it passed the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act (CRCA), “Congress...
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