Penguin's Copyright Claims Dismissed over Rivals Miniscule Profits
IPNews® - Penguin Group USA, Inc.’s copyright infringement lawsuit against a small nonprofit online library was dismissed by a New York federal judge last week, after the publishing company was unable to satisfy jurisdictional requirements.
Penguin filed a complaint against the nonprofit online library American Buddha in 2009, after the publishing giant discovered the website was offering unauthorized copies of books it publishes. Despite the alleged infringement, a New York federal judge said the court did not have jurisdiction over the case because the Arizona-based company’s profits were not substantial enough for the court to employ the long-arm statute.
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