Friday, July 05, 2019

Cady Noland's Lawsuit Was Dismised in March

I don't think I saw any coverage of this anywhere, but it's been brought to my attention by a loyal reader that Cady Noland's latest copyright lawsuit was dismissed a few months ago -- not on the merits, but on territoriality grounds:  because "all of the conduct underlying the Copyright Act violations alleged by Noland -- including Defendants' 'destruction' of her original work, their 'copying' of that work by replacing all of its wooden logs, their continued display of the 'copied' work, and their efforts at effectuating a sale of the 'copied' work—are alleged to have been performed by Defendants exclusively in Germany," the U.S. Copyright Act did not apply.  The opinion is here.