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Kalem Company v. Harper Brothers
United States Supreme Court
222 U.S. 55 (1911)
The novel Ben-Hur, by the late Lew Wallace, was made into a film by the Kalem Company (Kalem) (defendant), which did not secure rights. The book’s publisher, Harper Brothers (plaintiff), brought a copyright action against Kalem. The trial court found in favor of Harper Brothers and issued an order to enjoin further infringement. Kalem appealed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holmes, J.)
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