Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where was that infringement?

New York is investigating what I think is a question of first impression:
Does a copyright infringement take place where the copy is made? or where the owner of the right resides. The former is where the infringing action originated, but the latter is where the injury occurred.
I wonder if the court will look into other torts across jurisdictional lines. What happens when you stand in North Carolina and throw a rock at someone in South Carolina? Who has jurisdiction?
Penguin v. American Buddha
(got to love the name too)