Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books, LLC

Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books, LLC, 150 F. Supp. 2d 613 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) – In an opinion issued in July 2001, Judge Stein found that Random House’s license agreements with the authors did not include electronic format when it entered into e-book licensing deals with Kurt Vonnegut, William Styron and Robert Parker in connection with books of theirs to which Random House licensed print publishing rights. Judge Stein’s decision was affirmed by this Second Circuit. Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books LLC, No. 01-7912 (2d Cir. Mar. 8, 2002). The Court’s opinion is now required reading in law school copyright courses.

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Originally Posted: 02/15/2006