A podiatric medical practice and its principal could not bring a copyright infringement claim against a billing company for unauthorized use of the practice’s medical data, including office procedures, patient information, and operational rules, because the data at issue had not been registered with the Copyright Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has decided (Gregory S. Markantone, DPM, P.C. v. Podiatric Billing Specialists, LLC, April 27, 2015, Fuentes, J.). In addition, the plaintiffs failed to allege that the billing company violated any of the exclusive rights listed in Section 106 of the Copyright Act.

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