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Heritage Capital Corp., et al. v. Christie’s, Inc., et al.

Heritage Capital Corp., et al. v. Christie’s, Inc., et al., No. 3:16-cv-03404 (N.D. Tex. May 1, 2017).

Précis
In this copyright infringement case, Heritage Capital Corporation (parent company of Heritage Auctions), sued Christie’s auction house for copying millions of images from a website operated by Heritage a nd posting the images on the website of a Christie’s subsidiary called “Collectrium.” The case was not decided on copyright grounds, however, but on the issue of whether the terms of use on the Heritage website required that the case be heard by an arbitrator instead of a court.






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