SCRIBNER V. STRAUS, 210 U. S. 352 (1908)

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Scribner v. Straus, 210 U.S. 352 (1908)

Scribner v. Straus

No. 204, 205

Argued April 16, 1908

Decided June 1, 1908

210 U.S. 352


Bobbs-Merrill Co. v. Straus, ante, p. 210 U. S. 339, followed as to construction of 4952, Rev.Stat., and the extent of the exclusive right to vend thereby granted to the owner of a statutory copyright.

Where the jurisdiction of the circuit court is invoked for the protection of rights under the copyright statute, that court cannot consider questions of contract right not dependent on the statute where diverse citizenship does not exist, or if it does exist, where the statutory amount is not involved.

Both the courts below having found that there was no satisfactory proof to support complainants' claim against defendants for contributory infringement by inducing others to violate contracts of conditional sale, this Court applies the usual rule, and will not disturb such findings.

147 F. 28 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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