United States District Court, S.D. New York
April 27, 2004.
PENGUIN BOOKS U.S.A., INC., FOUNDATION FOR "A COURSE IN MIRACLES, INC.", and FOUNDATION FOR INNER PEACE, INC., Plaintiffs, -against- NEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FULL ENDEAVOR, LTD., and ENDEAVOR ACADEMY, Defendants
The opinion of the court was delivered by: ROBERT SWEET, Senior District Judge
This action having been tried by the Court without a jury and the
Court having by order dated October 24, 2003 made written findings of
fact and conclusions of law, and by opinion dated April 6, 2004 denied
defendants' request for attorneys' fees, and having directed that
judgment be entered consistent therewith, it is hereby
ADJUDGED AND ORDERED as follows:
1. The copyright in the work A Course in Miracles represented
by registration number A693944 (the "Work") is void, and the Clerk of the
Court shall consistent with 17 U.S.C. § 508 send a copy of this
Judgment to the Register of Copyrights so that the Register of Copyrights
can take such action, if any, as is appropriate concerning number A693944
or any renewals or attempted renewals thereof. 2. The preliminary injunction granted by the Court in its opinion dated
July 25, 2000 and by order dated September 6, 2000, along with the
stipulation and further order of preliminary injunction dated January 17,
2001, are hereby vacated, dissolved, and of no further force and effect.
3. Plaintiffs' First Claim for Relief as set forth in the Third Amended
Complaint is dismissed with prejudice.
4. Defendants are hereby awarded costs pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 505
and Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(d)(1). This award of costs shall not include
5. The Court expressly determines that there is no just reason for
delay in the entry of judgment on plaintiffs' First Claim for Relief, and
therefore directs that final judgment be entered thereon pursuant to Fed.
R. Civ. P. 54(b).
6. This judgment shall be stayed for ten (10) days after the date of
It is so ordered.
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