no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,

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Aliens Ate My Copyright

"This is a copyright dispute between parties who believe the copyrighted work, the Urantia Book, was authored by celestial beings and transcribed, compiled and collected by mere mortals. . . . [Defendant] asserts that the Foundation did not want to reveal to the Copyright Office that the 'authors' were celestial beings because the Copyright Office would have rejected the application." Urantia Foundation v. Maaherra, 114 F.3d 955, 956, 963 (9th Cir. 1997).

I pity the poor judge who had to listen to this argument with a straight face. Then again, it's the Ninth Circuit. Aliens, Microsoft, whatever, all in a day's work.
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