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Rentmeester v. Nike Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on March 25, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-728 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether copyright protection for a photograph is limited solely to the photographer’s “selection and arrangement” of unprotected elements, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held below, or whether it also covers elements of the photograph that express original, creative judgments by the photographer, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and 11th Circuits.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 25 2018Application (18A328) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 4, 2018 to December 3, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 03 2018Application (18A328) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 3, 2018.
Dec 03 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2019)
Dec 11 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 7, 2019 to February 6, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 12 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 6, 2019.
Jan 02 2019Amicus brief of National Press Photographers Association not accepted for filing. (January 03, 2019)(Corrected version submitted)
Jan 02 2019Brief amici curiae of The American Society of Media Photographers, Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 07 2019Brief amicus curiae of Professor Terry S. Kogan filed.
Jan 07 2019Brief amicus curiae of Digital Justice Foundation filed.
Feb 06 2019Brief of respondent Nike, Inc. in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/15/2019.
Feb 20 2019Reply of petitioner Jacobus Rentmeester filed. (Distributed)
Mar 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/22/2019.
Mar 25 2019Petition DENIED.