Civ. A. No. 88-0021 JHP.

693 F.Supp. 1204 (1988)

ATARI GAMES CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. Ralph OMAN, United States Register of Copyrights, Defendant.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

May 25, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert S. Budoff, Howrey & Simon, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff.

Nathan Dodell, Asst. U.S. Atty., Washington, D.C., for defendant.


JOHN H. PRATT, District Judge.

The narrow question presented by this action is whether the United States Register of Copyrights ("Register") abused his discretion in denying plaintiff's application to register a claim to copyright in a video game entitled "BREAKOUT." Plaintiff Atari Games Corporation ("Atari") created BREAKOUT in 1975,1 and introduced and began marketing the game the following year with immediate...

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