United Dictionary Company v. G. & C. Merriam Company

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United States Supreme Court

208 U.S. 260

United Dictionary Company  v.  G. & C. Merriam Company

 Argued: and submitted January 23, 1908. --- Decided: February 3, 1908

Messrs. James H. Peirce, George P. Fisher, Jr., William Henry Dennis, and George W. Ogilvie (by special permission) for appellant.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 260-261 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. William B. Hale, Charles N. Judson, Frank F. Reed, and Edward S. Rogers for appellee.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 261-262 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Stephen H. Olin as amicus curiae on behalf of the American Publishers' Copyright League.

Mr. Justice Holmes delivered the opinion of the court:


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).