The 2nd Circuit has confirmed a lower court ruling dismissing copyright claims against National Geographic by interpreting the copyrights at issue within the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2001 Tasini ruling. The opinion combined multiple cases in which freelance writers and photographers accused National Geographic of copyright infringement over its sale of a set of CD-roms containing the entire collection of magazines dating back to 1888.
National Geographic Wins Copyright Suit Over Articles, Photos on CD-Rom
New York Law Journal
March 9, 2005