Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Joseph Lorenz, with whom Messrs. Keith Lorenz and Louis W. McKernan were on the brief, for petitioners.
Mr. Allan S. Hays, with whom Mr. Arthur Garfield Hays was on the brief, for Oursler, respondent.
Mr. Benjamin Pepper for Lewis et al., respondents.
Emily Holt for Brentano, respondent.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.
Petitioners brought this suit to enjoin respondents from publicly producing, presenting or performing a play called "The Spider," on the ground that it infringed a copyrighted play of petitioners, called "The Evil Hour." There was also a prayer for damages and an accounting. The bill, as amended, alleged that "The Evil Hour" had been composed by petitioners and duly copyright under the laws of the United States...
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