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Jun/10

Personal Jurisdiction Question in Internet Copyright Case Certified to NY Court of Appeals


In a copyright action involving works uploaded to the Internet, does New York jursidiction lie over an out-of-state defendant with no contacts with New York, if, inter alia, the defendant is alleged to have committed a tortious act outside the State that caused, and reasonably should have been expected by the putative defendant to cause, injury to a person or property within the State.
Finding conflicting authorities on the issue, the Second Circuit certified the question for review by the NY Court of Appeals. Penguin Group v American Buddha.
Decison Ny 2d – Personal Jurisdiction