Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Inmate Loses Ruling Over Graphic Design Work

WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Court of Federal Claims said it lacks jurisdiction to consider a Colorado inmate's copyright infringement claim accusing the government of stealing calendar images he created while working at a prison graphic design job.

The court has jurisdiction over copyright infringement cases where a plaintiff either holds copyright registration or has been denied registration. But plaintiff Robert Walton filed for registration after filing his lawsuit.

Walton had been instructed to design a 2001 calendar of graphics "relating to the federal government's role in society," the ruling states.

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...