In Perea v. Editorial Cultural Inc., it was alleged that Editorial Cultural was committed copyright infringement after it was alleged it printed and sold 20,000 theatrical adaptations of two novels written by Enrique Laguerre. Laguerre’s heirs and Roberto Ramos Perea, the playwright who adopted Laguerre’s novels, brought the lawsuit against Editorial Cultural. The district court and First Circuit both initially dismissed Ramos as the copyright owner and entered judgment in favor of of Laguerre’s heirs. However, on appeal, the First Circuit entered an amended judgment in favor of Ramos, holding that the district court erred in concluding that Laguerre retained the right to print the adaptations at issue. You can view the case here: http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/19-2119P-01A.pdf
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