Sound and Fury Over Faulkner Copyright Litigation

, Corporate Counsel


There's been a lot of sound and fury over two lawsuits alleging copyright infringement filed by the owner of the literary rights to William Faulkner's works.

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  • joseph dreitler

    What IP lawyers have said this is anything other than an absurd case? Ones that like to take any position so long as they get 2.5 minutes on CNN or some other cable outlet? I don't believe that there are many serious lawyers who specialize in intellectual property who think that this is anything but a shakedown. And more to the point, there can't be more than a few outliers who don't think this is exactly the type of frivolous case that causes federal judges to look with a jaundiced eye at trademark (bullies) and copyright shakedowns that make serious suits face a high hurdle. This is exactly the type of case the Supreme Court had in mind with its Twombley & Icqbal decisions on why district courts should grant motions to dismiss.

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