A federal judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out an author’s $100 million lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey for violating the copyright in the political booklet, “How America Elects Her Presidents.”
Charles Harris claimed in a lawsuit that in 2008, as Winfrey began supporting Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Harris sent 10 copies of his booklet to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in hopes of gaining publicity. He followed up with several inquiries. Harris got no response, but according to the complaint, on the February 16, 2009 show, Winfrey allegedly read aloud exact questions that were included in the book.
Harris was seeking more than $100 million for alleged copyright infringement.