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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
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Baisden v. I’m Ready Productions, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on March 18, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-803 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether 17 U.S.C. § 204(a)’s requirement that all transfers of copyright ownership, including exclusive licenses, be in writing can be evaded by the simple expedient of treating alleged oral exclusive licenses as implied nonexclusive licenses based on the “totality of the parties’ conduct.”

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 26 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)
Feb 4 2013Brief of respondents I'm Ready Productions, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2013Reply of petitioner Michael Baisden filed.
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 18 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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