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A Montgomery County ruled that a company’s liability insurance for “advertising injury” does not cover a $30 million copyright infringement judgment for copying language from a rival insurance brokerage’s client documents.  The court’s rationale was that the copied material was part of the brokerage’s core business, and not an advertisement. 

This is obviously bad news for copyright defendants who want to be indemnified, as well as copyright plaintiffs looking for deep pockets.

Read about it in the Legal Intelligencer here.

The case is OneBeacon Insurance Co. v. William A. Graham Co. in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, but I couldn’t find it online.