ERIC Number: ED058921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-16
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The Williams & Wilkins Company v. the United States; Report of Commissioner to the Court.
Court of Claims, Washington, DC.
In this copyright infringment suit, the plaintiff (Williams & Wilkins Company) alleges that the defendent (Department of Health, Education and Welfare) through its agencies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has infringed plaintiff's copyrights in medical journals by making unauthorized photocopies of articles from such journals. The Commissioner to the Court holds that the defendant has infringed the plaintiff's copyrights and that the plaintiff is entitled to recover "reasonable and entire compensation." For convenience and orderly discussion of the many complex problems raised by this case, the opinion is divided into three parts. Part I is a synopsis of the material facts, most of which are not in dispute. Detailed facts are set out in the findings of fact. Part II deals with the copyright law as it applies to resolution of the case. Part III deals with some ancillary matters. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Court of Claims, Washington, DC.