Monthly Archive: February 2009

Textbook cases can get complicated. Those complications generally do not arise in association with the manuscript or first edition, but with the subsequent updates and revisions. This is often the result of the original authors being assisted, or superceded, by other contributing authors. Sometimes the credit and acknowledgement of each contribution is not adequately represented. …

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Crane v. Poetic Products Ltd., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 993 (SDNY January 8, 2009) Arising from a fondness for the conspiracy theory that the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I was a murder most vile to facilitate a specific succession, both plaintiff and defendant to this action wrote works. Crane wrote a two act …

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