Arnstein v. Porter

154 F.2d 464 (1946)


Arnstein (P) sued Cole Porter (D) for copyright infringement. P also filed a jury demand which Porter (D) moved to strike out. P alleged that numerous songs written by D were taken from copyrighted songs that belonged to P. P was deposed and claimed that D had him followed and watched and that his room had been ransacked on several occasions. P admitted that he did not know if D had anything to do with any of the break-ins but that only he could have. D denied ever seeing or hearing any of P's compositions of that he had any acquaintance with persons who might have stolen them. D's summary judgment motion was granted. P appealed pro se.