Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Cooper, White & Cooper, Neil L. Shapiro, Lawrence J. Siskind, San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiffs.
Thomas E. Kotoske, Palo Alto, Cal., for defendants.
United States District Court, N.D. California.
OPINION AND ORDER FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
LEGGE, District Judge.
The basic issue is whether defendants can import into the United States books which were lawfully produced abroad, if importation conflicts with plaintiffs' United States copyrights. This is the first reported case seeking to enjoin the importation of books based on 17 U.S.C. § 602. It involves balancing the rights of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment with the rights created by...
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