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Prisoner’s Right to Copyright Protection Not Impeded by Restriction against Prisoner’s Business Activity: Jerry v. Beard, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 5861 (3d Cir. 3/22/11)

Prisoners have a legal right to register their copyrights with the Library of Congress, according to a recent decision from the Third Circuit. Bernard Carter Jerry-El (Jerry), a prisoner in Pennsylvania, intended to submit his book to the Library of Congress to obtain copyright privileges. However...