Thornton v. Schreiber

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Thornton v. Schreiber
Argued January 19–20, 1888
Decided February 13, 1888
Full case nameThornton v. Schreiber
Citations124 U.S. 612 (more)
8 S. Ct. 618; 31 L. Ed. 577
Holding
A copyright holder may not personally sue an employee of a business for copyright infringement if the employee was holding the infringing material on the order of their employer.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Morrison Waite
Associate Justices
Samuel F. Miller · Stephen J. Field
Joseph P. Bradley · John M. Harlan
Stanley Matthews · Horace Gray
Samuel Blatchford · Lucius Q. C. Lamar II
Case opinion
MajorityMiller, joined by unanimous

Thornton v. Schreiber, 124 U.S. 612 (1888), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held a copyright holder may not personally sue an employee of a business for copyright infringement if the employee was holding the infringing material on the order of their employer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornton v. Schreiber, 124 U.S. 612 (1888)

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