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Nichols V Universal Pictures Case Brief

Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corporation Case Brief – Rule of Law: Two plays may be similar enough in plot for a finding of infringement.

Facts.

Plaintiff is the author of a play, #Abie’s Irish Rose.

# Defendant produced a motion picture, #.

A summary and case brief of Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corporation, 45 F.

2d 119 (2d Cir.

1930), including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents.

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Citation # 45 F.

2d 119 (2d Cir.

1930) Facts/Procedural History: Anne Nichols (plaintiff) wrote a play called the #Abie#s Irish Rose.

#The play was about an Irish father and a Jewish father whose children married each other in secret because they feared that their fathers would not have approved.

Parties: Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corp.

Case Citation: 45 F.

2d 119 (2d Cir.

1930), cert denied 282 U.

S.

902 (1931) Year: 1931: Facts: 1.

Nichols wrote a play about an Irish-Catholic Family and a Jewish family that have children who marry, causing the fathers to fight, and then there are grandchildren born and they reconcile.

Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corporation et al.

Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

November 10, 1930.

45 F.

2d 119; 7 USPQ 84 [Editor’s note: This case is discussed in Legal Protection of Digital Information in: Chapter 2, Section III.

NICHOLS v.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES CORPORATION, (S.

D.

N.

Y.

1929) United States District Court, S.

D.

New York.

and although he has at the trial and in his brief urged in great detail his theory as the correct test for the comparison of plays, it would serve no practical purpose to now discuss it in detail.

which seems particularly pertinent to.

Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corporation, 34 F.

2d 145 (S.

D.

N.

Y.

1929) case opinion from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1.

45 F.

2d 119 (1930) NICHOLS v.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES CORPORATION et al.

No.

4.

Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

November 10, 1930.

3 O’Brien,Malevinsky & Driscoll, of New York City (Isaac R.

Oeland and M.

L.

Malevinsky, both of New York City, of counsel), forappellant.

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Lee202 F.

3d 1227 (9th Cir.

2000) Arnstein v.

Porter154 F.

2d 464 (2d Cir.

1946) Nichols v.

Universal Pictures Corporation45 F.

2d 119 (2d Cir.

1930) Sony Corporation of America v.

Universal City Studios, Inc464 U.

S.

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