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Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries

Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Indus., 663 F. Supp. 706 (S.D.N.Y. 1987).

A portion of the poster for defendant Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.’s 1984 movie “Moscow on the Hudson” resembled plaintiff Saul Steinberg’s drawing for the March 29, 1976 cover of The New Yorker. Steinberg sued Columbia Pictures and the movie’s other promoters, distributors, and advertisers for

copyright infringement. In deciding the case, the Court looked at . . . ..

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