Copyright Preemption Takes Another Hit in Idea Submission Cases
The Association of Corporate Counsel
July 13, 2012

The article reviews and analyzes the Second Circuit's decision in Forest Park Pictures, Tove Christensen and Hayden Christensen v. Universal Television Network, Inc. The appellate court reversed the district court’s decision to dismiss the plaintiffs’ idea theft claim on the ground of copyright preemption. The author explores the question presented by the Forest Park case--to what extent does the Copyright Act preempt contract claims involving copyrightable property?

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