Penguin Group prevails on summary judgment regarding interpretation of contract with Steinbeck estate regarding “The Pearl,” which I read in seventh grade and didn’t particularly care for due to unhappy ending. Also, some anxiety wrt scorpions due to book.
Decison Steinbeck Estate

IDEA v PETA (SDNY August 298 2009): Plaintiff, no doubt aware that statutory damages are only available for post-registration copyright infringements that are not part of a continuing, ongoing series of infringing acts of the same kind as those engaged by defendant prior to the effective date of registration, alleged in its amended complaint that: