Mike, Thank you very much for your prompt reply and the step by step! I gave your selection a little more lively title ( taken from the introductory paragraph), if that's ok by you.lethargilistic wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pmHi Sue. PACER is a scam. To be honest, I have been following this case since the district court decision and just used the name I knew to find the .gov link through Google when this appellate opinion dropped. You can get there through the main site as well!Sue Anderson wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2019, 6:51 amMike, This is a very interesting contribution. I listened to it this morning. But before I accept it for the Nonfiction Collection, could you please help me out with your sourcing. I can see that it originates from a U.S. government site: https://www.uscourts.gov/. Generally speaking, material originating from the U.S. Government is in the public domain, but to be sure about this case summary I would like to be able reach the court case myself, by accessing it through the U.S. government site.lethargilistic wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2019, 12:33 am"Silvertop Associates, Inc. v. Kangaroo Manufacturing, Inc.”
Thomas Hardiman (1965 - ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman
I am certain that I pronounced "pictorial" with and without the "i." It's the same word to me, but I can make it consistent if you insist.
Could you please tell me the "route" through which you navigated on the web to reach this source. I can see there is a page on the uscourts site called " https://www.pacer.gov/ for accessing electronic files; but I also also see that I would have to sign up for an account to use it. I also see there is a charge for accessing "Pacer" and that there is a disclaimer under the
question "Is All Case Information Available to the Public. " that "some documents may be unavailable to the general public." So, while I think this would be a great addition to our collection, I need your help on this one. Thanks in advance,
2) Click "Opinions and Oral Arguments" https://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinions-and-oral-arguments
3) Click "Recent Precedential Opinions" https://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinions-and-oral-arguments (The case will only be listed on this page until the end of the month, but there is an internal search that can be used for finding it later.)
4) Click "Silvertop Associates Inc v. Kangaroo Manfacturing Inc" https://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/182266p.pdf (lol, they misspelled it)
OPINION OF THE COURT
HARDIMAN, Circuit Judge.
This interlocutory appeal involves the validity of a
copyright in a full-body banana costume. Appellant Kangaroo
Manufacturing Inc. concedes that the banana costume it
manufactures and sells is substantially similar to the banana
costume created and sold by Appellee Rasta Imposta.