The justices will decide whether an underwater videographer can sue North Carolina for posting his images of the wreckage of a sunken pirate ship.
Blackbeard’s Ship Heads to Supreme Court in a Battle Over Another Sort of Piracy
In 2015, according to a complaint filed in federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Then North Carolina passed "Blackbeard's Law" to justify that misuse. Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions is now taking his case to the Supreme Court of the...
A documentary filmmaker says North Carolina posted his footage without permission. North Carolina claims immunity. Now the Supreme Court is being told that copyright infringement by states is "once again a very serious problem." What Happens When the Copyright Pirate Is State Government?