Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead

File

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A federal judge says a videographer can go ahead with his lawsuit charging that North Carolina officials illegally copied his videos of the pirate of Blackbeard’s sunken flagship and legislators later passed a law to legalize their actions.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2ocIp9m) U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle ruled last week on videographer Rick Allen’s lawsuit.

Although Boyle dismissed part of the lawsuit, he allowed Allen to proceed with the parts regarding his copyright on photos and videos of Queen Anne’s Revenge and the legality of the copyright law that passed in 2015.

The law says photos, videos and other documentary material from derelict vessels are public record while in the custody of state government.

Blackbeard’s ship went aground in May 1718 in what’s now called Beaufort Inlet.

___

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

3/29/2017 12:19:04 PM (GMT -4:00)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s