Nearly everyone understands the concept of copyright. Individuals can obtain copyright protection for books, songs, computer software, and photos, among many other things. Once a copyright is obtained, the holder can seek compensation from individuals that unlawfully use the copyrighted work. This fairly straightforward legal concept was turned on its head recently when a photographer filed a lawsuit against The University of Houston System not for infringing upon his copyright, but alleging the university’s use of his photograph constituted a violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.
Texas Appeals Court Finds Copyright Infringement By Government Does Not Constitute a Taking