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English Jurisdiction Over US Copyright claims

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Storm Trooper helmets are not "sculptures" according to England's highest court

This may have implications for US copyright law.  Prior to this case, plaintiffs were required to bring suit in each jurisdiction where their IP rights had been violated.  Now it appears that English courts have jurisdiction to decide claims involving foreign copyright infringement so long as the defendant is based in the UK.

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