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Copyright Act preempts state law claims  (access required)

The state cause of action for reverse passing off is preempted by copyright infringement claims under the Copyright Act. The state conspiracy claim is preempted by the Copyright Act because it was not qualitatively different from the underlying copyright and patent infringement claims. Background On Dec. 12, 2018, plaintiff filed the instant action against four defendants, asserting claims ...