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This is going to be an interesting court case. No telling how the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will rule although based on PT‘s comment, they may rule in favor of North Carolina. I saw this on Plagiarism Today (PT) – Blackbeard’s Revenge: Sovereign Immunity and Copyright: https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2019/11/04/blackbeards-revenge-sovereign-immunity-and-copyright/.
My question is why didn’t the state of North Carolina include in its contracts with the company a clause the state either had joint copyright or require the company to give copyright to North Carolina.
While the hearing is tomorrow, it’s unlikely SCOTUS will issue a decision for several months. There will be some legal pundits who will no doubt give their personal views on how SCOTUS will rule based on the questions and comments made by the Justices during the hearing.