Robert Snow, author of the 2012 book Slaughter on North LaSalle, did not infringe Carol Sissom’s copyright in her 2006 book The LaSalle Street Murders, because none of the material that Sissom alleged was taken from her book was protectable material under the Copyright Act, but merely restated historical events, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled (Sisson v. Snow, October 1, 2015, Per curiam). Thus, the federal district court in Indianapolis correctly dismissed Sisson’s suit and its decision was affirmed.
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