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London Film Productions Limited v. Intercontinental Communications, Inc.

580 F. Supp. 47, 223 U.S.P.Q. 381 (1984)

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London Film Productions Limited v. Intercontinental Communications, Inc.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

580 F. Supp. 47, 223 U.S.P.Q. 381 (1984)

Facts

London Film Productions, Ltd. (plaintiff) was a British corporation that produced and distributed feature motion pictures throughout the world. Intercontinental Communications, Inc. (defendant) was a New York corporation that specialized in the licensing of motion pictures it believed to be in the public domain. Intercontinental licensed certain of London’s motion pictures for distribution and exhibition on television in Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama without authorization. London subsequently filed suit against Intercontinental for infringement. London alleged that the motion pictures in question were protected by copyright in Great Britain, as well as in Chile and most other countries, through the Berne Convention. Intercontinental filed a motion to dismiss London’s complaint, arguing that the court should abstain from exercising jurisdiction over the action because none of the alleged acts of wrongdoing constituted violations of United States law.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Carter, J.)

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