Issue: Whether the scope of preemption under the federal Copyright Act extends to state-law claims based on the misappropriation of the effort necessary to create widely-disseminated facts and ideas that have been reduced to tangible media and thus fall within the Act’s subject matter.
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 29 2012
Application (12A552) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 25, 2012 to January 25, 2013, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 3 2012
Application (12A552) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until January 25, 2013.
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Sigma Delta Chi
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National Press Club Award
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Silver Gavel Award
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American Gavel Award
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