Advance Magazine Publishers Inc v. Leach

466 F. Supp. 2d 628 (2006)

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Advance Magazine Publishers Inc v. Leach

United States District Court for the District of Maryland
466 F. Supp. 2d 628 (2006)

Facts

Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc. (plaintiff) held copyrights on more than 500 stories that were originally published in 1930s and 1940s pulp magazines. David Leach, d/b/a David Moynihan, d/b/a Disruptive Publishing (Leach) (defendant), operated two websites on which he sold scanned digital copies of the pulp stories. Advance Magazine Publishers brought suit under the federal Copyright Act of 1976 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, seeking a permanent injunction against Leach’s reproduction and publication of the stories. Leach asserted that he had acquired the rights to the stories by adverse possession. Leach argued alternatively that adverse possession qualified as a transfer by operation of law under the Copyright Act. Advance Magazine Publishers moved for partial summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Chasanow, J.)

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