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Collection of Royalties from the Sub-Assignee of a Copyright, 28 Yale Law Journal 259 (1919)


In Barker v. Stickney (1918, K. B.) 1i9 L. T. 73, the plaintiff was the owner of a copyright which he assigned to P, the latter undertaking to pay a royalty. P became insolvent, and his receiver sold all his assets to the defendant, who took an assignment of the copyright and agreed to pay the royalty. The owner then sued for royalties on the contract made by the defendant with the receiver. The court held that the plaintiff was a stranger to that contract and could maintain no action upon it, and also that in this case the plaintiff had"no vendor's lien upon the copyright.

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