Itar-Tass Russian News Agency v. Russian Kurier, Inc.

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Itar-Tass Russian News Agency v. Russian Kurier, Inc.  (2008) 

Itar-Tass Russian News Agency v. Russian Kurier, Inc. was a copyright case about the Russian language weekly Russian Kurier in New York City that had copied and published from 1992 on more than 500 articles from Russian newspapers and news agency reports of Itar-TASS.

The case started in 1995, when Itar-TASS, several newspapers, and a Russian association of journalists sued Russian Kurier and its owner for coypright infringement before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

The defendants appealed against the ruling. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit partly confirmed and partly reversed the district court's ruling and remanded the case for further proceedings.

The ruling concerning the choice of law is the relevant case law in the U.S. for international copyright disputes: the law of the country of origin is applied to determine copyright ownership on a work, and then U.S. law is used to judge an alleged infringement.



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