QAR suit headed to SCOTUS
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QAR suit headed to SCOTUS

State underwater archaeologists and others assist with a previous cannon raising from the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet. The state’s use of video and images is the topic of a lawsuit filed by Nautllus Productions LLC, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Cheryl Burke photo) BEAUFORT — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a videographer accusing the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the state of North Carolina of copyright infringement regarding images of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Rick Allen, co-owner of Nautilus Productions LLC, based in Fayetteville, filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in January to reverse a lower court’s decision in July 2018 that favored the state. In an email to the News-Times, Mr. Allen said he was notified Monday the court will hear his case. Oral arguments, which are yet to be scheduled, will be held in Washington, D.C. Nautilus Productions LLC is represented by Derek Shaffer and Todd Anten of Quinn Emanuel, Susan Freya Olive and David McKenzie of Olive and Olive, P.A. and Joe Poe of the Poe Law Firm, PLLC. “We are obviously gratified that the United States Supreme […]

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