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    Beasley imageThis is a copyright case. Here is the sequence of events according to the plaintiffs’ timeline:

    1995: Image created by artist Beasley
    1997: Image used by defendant with permission
    2003: Image used by defendant without permission
    2009: Image used by defendant without permission
    2009: Assignment of the copyright in the image from Beaseley to his wholly-owned company, Ideas N Mind
    2009: Image used by defendant without permission (corrected)
    2009: Copyright in image registered
    2011: Lawsuit filed

    Here is the assignment language; no one disputes that it is effective language to assign the copyright:

    Beasley assignment

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    If you can’t read the image, it says in relevant part:

    These icons were sold on apparel in the years of 1994-present day as separate iconic images. Only the artwork titled “The Worker and Management Handshake Logo” shall be transferred by this written agreement in Ideas N Mind, Inc., an Illinois Corporation ….

    Who has a claim for copyright infringement?

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