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Rick Allen (L) with David Moore (R), the premiere expert on Blackbeard's 'Queen Anne's Revenge'

Rick Allen (L) with David Moore (R), the premiere expert on Blackbeard’s ‘Queen Anne’s Revenge’

Collected News Stories, Articles, Feature Pieces and Links

Blackbeard’s Shipwreck And The Hook – WUNC Radio, NPR’s “The Story”

A Sword From Blackbeard’s Ship  – WUNC Radio, NPR’s “The Story”

Scuba divers swim among the sharks – Fayetteville Observer

DAN Member Profile: Rick Allen – Alert Diver Online

Out to sea – Elite Magazine

‘A hand for Rick:’ Underwater videographer Rick Allen overcomes near fatal accident – Fayetteville Observer

Rick’s Hand – Fayetteville Observer

Allen v. Cooper (No. 18-877) – U.S. Supreme Court

Allen v. Cooper – SCOTUSblog

Allen v. Cooper – Copyright Alliance

Allen v. Cooper – Ballotpedia

Allen v. Cooper – Constitutional Accountability Center

Allen v. Cooper – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Allen v. Cooper – JD Supra

The problems with state copyright infringement – NPPA

Blackbeard’s Ship Heads to Supreme Court in a Battle Over Another Sort of Piracy – NY Times

From Blackbeard’s Wreckage Rises a Claim of State Piracy – WRAL TV

Allen v. Cooper (U.S Supreme Court): Amicus Brief – N.Y. City Bar

Firm Dives Into Supreme Court Battle Over Blackbeard’s Ship – Hughes, Hubbard & Reed

The State Strikes Back – Sovereign Immunity as a Pirate’s Sword – Scott Collins

Arrr! When A State is the Accused Copyright Scallywag – Scott Collins

Queen Anne’s Revenge? – Akerman

Supreme Court Ruling In Pirate Ship Copyright Case Could Sink State Immunity – The IP Law Blog

Supreme Court Ruling In Pirate Ship Copyright Case Could Sink State Immunity – Scott Hervey

Fleet of copyright groups support pirate ship photographer before SCOTUS – World IP Review

Copyright Cavalry Supports Pirate Ship Photog At High Court – Constitutional Accountability Center

Wall Street Journal Publisher Tells Supreme Court of Being Victimized by California – Hollywood Reporter

NPPA, ASMP ask the U.S. Supreme Court to protect photographers from copyright infringement by states – National Press Photographers Association

ASMP and NPPA Ask the U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Photographers from Copyright Infringement by States – American Society of Media Photographers

The Guild Joins NPPA and ASMP Amicus Brief on Copyright Infringement by States – Graphic Artists Guild

WLF Asks Supreme Court to Hold State Governments Accountable for Copyright Theft – Washington Legal Foundation

Blackbeard Filmmaker to Justices: Let Me Sue North Carolina – Bloomberg Law

Supreme Court returns to work facing abortion, guns, immigration, gay rights — and possibly President Trump – USA Today

Copyright dispute over Blackbeard ship video, other Supreme Court cases could have impact on businesses – Fox Business

States Have No Right to Infringe Copyrights – Free State Foundation

Opening Shots Fired in Pirate Shipwreck Copyright Case – Law360

Groups call for Fourth Circuit overturn in Allen v Cooper – Intellectual Property Magazine

Fayetteville videographer gets his day at U.S. Supreme Court in November – Fayetteville Observer

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Filmmakers Copyright Lawsuit Against North Carolina – Hollywood Reporter

With Blackbeard’s ship, an argument about 21st century piracy lands in the Supreme Court – LA Times

US Supreme Court will hear copyright Case tied to Blackbeard’s Flagship – WRAL

Blackbeard’s famed pirate ship, grounded three centuries ago, sails toward Supreme Court – USA Today

Blackbeard’s ship embarks for Supreme Court in video piracy case – Reuters

High Court will hear copyright dispute involving pirate ship – AP

Pirate Blackbeard lawsuit headed for U.S. Supreme Court – News & Observer

Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship Called Upon to Help Supreme Court Explore Abandoned Copyright Law – National Law Journal

Ahoy, Matey! The Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Owners Can Make States Walk the Plank for Copyright Infringement – The TM©A

SCOTUS will take on copyright case about Blackbeard’s pirate ship – NC Policy Watch

QAR suit headed to SCOTUS – News Times

Supreme Court charts course for Blackbeard’s pirate ship – The Hill

QAR Copyright suit heads to Supreme Court – Coastal Review Online

Who owns footage of Blackbeard’s ship? U.S. Supreme Court to decide – NY Daily News

SCOTUS Adds Pirate Ship Copyright Case to Docket – William R. Samuels

Artist’s copyright infringement suit heads to US Supreme Court – The Art Newspaper

Blackbeard’s Ship Comes to the Supreme Court – VOA

How does a pirate ship relate to the Supreme Court? – John Howell Podcast

States Liability for copyright infringement (20:56) – Entertainment Law Update

Young, Siegel co-author scholars briefs in cases before Supreme Court – Duke Law

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy’s Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case – The Well

Copyright case will feature Blackbeard – Tribune News service

Blackbeard Ship Video Row Over Copyright Goes To Supreme Court – Bloomberg News

Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Blackbeard’s Flagship – American Wire

State Rights and Copyright Q & A – Allen v Cooper – DMLA

Supreme Court to decide if States are Immune from Liability for Copyright Infringement – AGT Lawyers

United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Blackbeard Copyright Case – PRLog

Justices take on major state’s rights dispute – Constitution Daily

When Congress Cancelled State Immunity for Copyright Infringement, Did it Violate the U.S. constitution? – PATENTLYO

SCOTUS agrees to hear state copyright immunity case – IPPro

English pirate ‘Blackbeard’ to be navigated by U.S. Supreme Court over video piracy case – Devdiscourse

Who’s the Pirate – Blackbeard or the State of North Carolina? Supreme Court Will Decide – Old Salt Blog

Blackbeard’s Ship Embarks for Supreme Court in Video Piracy Case – PlagiarismToday

Supreme Court to Revist State Abrogation of Sovereign Immunity From IP Infringement – Patent Docs

Another Viewpoint: Tarheel State behaves like the pirate it promotes – Florida Times Union

Our View: Some N.C. high-seas history heads to high court – Wilmington Star News

High court will hear copyright dispute involving Blackbeard’s ship – WSOC TV

Supreme Court to Decide Pirate Ship/Sovereign Immunity Case – CSG

Blackbeard Ship Footage Faces High Court Scrutiny – Courthouse News

High Court Will Hear Copyright Dispute Over NC Pirate Ship – Spectrum News

U.S. Supreme Court to hear copyright dispute involving Blackbeard’s ship – CTV News

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Case Against North Carolina – Traklight

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 3 New Cases – Law & Crime

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case About a Pirate Ship – Newser

U.S. Supreme Court to hear copyright brawl involving Blackbeard’s ship – Times of News

Supreme Court: Can a State Steal Your Copyrights? – Lawful Masses with Leonard French

QAR suit appealed to SCOTUS – Carteret News Times

Copyright row over Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship goes to the Supreme Court – Capital Law

North Carolina Facing Infringement Liability in Pirate Ship Lawsuit – BYU Copyright Licensing Office

Pirate ship videographer secures High Court review of Copyright Remedy Clarification Act’s constitutionality – Walter Kluwer

From the High Seas to the High Court – Zarley Law

Aargh! Supreme Court to Decide Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship Case – NCSL Blog

Pirates and Piracy: The Supreme Court Will Examine Whether States are Immune from Copyright Infringement Claims in a Dispute Over Blackbeard’s Shipwreck – Maryland Appellate Blog

Case To Determine Whether States Can ‘Violate Copyright With Impunity’ – Managing Intellectual Property

In a Blow to Creators, Takings Clause Lawsuit is Dismissed in Copyright Case – Graphic Artists Guild

Can U.S. States Infringe Copyright with Impunity – The Illusion of More

Relist Watch – SCOTUSBlog

Petitions of the Week – SCOTUSBlog

What Happens When the Copyright Pirate Is State Government? – Hollywood Reporter

In US, No Remedies For Growing IP Infringement – Intellectual Property Watch

State Pirates Footage of Pirate’s Ship, Claims Immunity – Today’s General Counsel

Supreme Court To Hear Blackbeard Copyright Piracy Case – Google News Coverage

NC Sets Sail for the Supreme Court: “Blackbeard’s Law” and Modern Day Piracy – Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law

Lawsuit over Blackbeard’s pirate ship goes before NC Supreme Court – Fayetteville Observer

300 years after Blackbeard’s death, a videographer is fighting for bounty – News & Observer

Blackbeard is Back: Will he make it to the Supreme Court? – Hugh Stephens Blog

A Battle over Piracy and Sunken Treasure – Lindley Law Blog

Blackbeard – BBC Radio Bristol

Queen Anne’s Revenge, Cindy Lou Who, A Pile Of Deference, & More – Institute for Justice

High Court Asked To Revive Copyright Suit Against NC – Law360

NC Immune to Suit Over Pirate Ship Pics, 4th Circuit Says – Law360

The Weird Decisions Episode (30:37) – Entertainment Law Podcast

Fourth Circuit Rules North Carolina Immune from Filmmaker’s Lawsuit – Courthouse News

The State Can Plunder Your Copyright: Allen v. Cooper – IP Law Trends

Yo Ho No: Lack of Express Language Scuttles Claim Of Sovereign Immunity Waiver – Mondaq

Allen v. Cooper – Lexology

Blackbeard’s Head & Bell Recovery Video Released! – PRLog

NC’s Supreme Court heard arguments about Blackbeard’s fladship media ownership – RC Catalyst

NC DNCR Fails To Settle Legal Dispute With The Discoverers OF Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge – PRLog

Was pirate treasure pirated? Ongoing suit says NC stole Blackbeard footage – News & Observer

Was pirate treasure pirated? Ongoing suit says NC stole Blackbeard footage – Charlotte Observer

North Carolina, Filmmaker, Spar Before 4th Circuit Over Pirate Booty – Courthouse News

Queen Anne’s Revenge Sails into the Fourth Circuit – Kaufman & Kahn

Sunken Pirate Ship Raised in Copyright Case – FindLaw

Pirate video pirated – NC Lawyers Weekly

Blackbeard Tricentennial – Island Life NC

New Thematic Issue of Historical Archaeology: The Mardi Gras Shipwreck Project – Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA)

Lights, Camera…Shipwreck!?! – Multimedia at 4000′ Published – ePRnews

Copyright Review 2017 – Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

Judge allows lawsuit over Blackbeard’s shipwreck to proceed – Fayetteville Observer

Judge declines motion to dismiss lawsuit involving Queen Anne’s Revenge – Carteret County News Times

Lawsuit involving ownership of Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead, judge says – Charlotte Observer

Judge: Suit About Blackbeard Shipwreck Videos Can Go Ahead – US News & World Report

Judge: Lawsuit about Blackbeard shipwreck can continue – WITN-TV

Blackbeard Archive – WWAY-TV

Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead – Winston-Salem Journal

Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead – The Virginian-Pilot

Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead – Washington Post

Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead – News & Observer

Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead – Yahoo News

Intersal Files Ethics Complaints with NC over Blackbeard Shipwreck – PRLog

Judge Spikes Attempt to Dismiss Blackbeard’s Lawsuit – PRLog

State Sanctioned Piracy? – Dr. E. Lee Spence

Video Piracy and the Pirate Ship Queen Anne’s Revenge – The Old Salt Blog

Boyling mad over the 11th Amendment – NC Lawyers Weekly

Blackbeard’s shipwreck lawsuit will proceed – Long & Robinson

Lawsuit Over Blackbeard’s Shipwreck Media Goes To Federal Court – Henry B. LaTorracca

Land Ahoy! Does Blackbeard Signal the End of State Immunity for Copyright Infringement – Copyright Alliance

3 Count: Blackbeard’s Revenge – Plagiarism Today

Challenge to ‘Blackbeard’s Law’ moves forward – Tradewinds

Intersal Files Ethics Complaint with NC over Blackbeard’s Shipwreck – PRLog

Blackbeard’s Ship Confirmed Off North Carolina – National Geographic

Blackbeard’s Ship Discovered Off North Carolina – National Geographic

Photographer suing state over Blackbeard footage – WRAL-TV

Videographer sues NC over rights to Blackbeard shipwreck footage – News & Observer

State Said to Plunder Blackbeard Wreck Pix – Courthouse News

Fayetteville company sues state in dispute about Blackbeard’s pirate ship – Fayetteville Observer

Friends group calls it quits on fundraising – Carteret County News-Times

QAR videographer files federal case – Carteret County News-Times

Recent News on Blackbeard’s infamous pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge – All Things Boat

US State Changes Law To Steal Pirate Video – Commsrisk

Local non-profit ‘Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge’ dissolves – WCTI-TV

Blackbeard and the Modern Day Pirates – Hugh Stephens Blog

N.C. Photographer Sues State Alleging Copyright Infringement of Shipwreck Images – Fstoppers Blog

NC Governor Facing Federal Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement & Blackbeard’s Law – PRLog

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – WNCT-TV

Nonprofit supporting Blackbeard’s ship sinks amid litigation – North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

‘Blackbeard’s law’, lawsuits sink Queen Anne’s Revenge salvage effort; friends group calls it quits on fundraising – Underwater Times

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – WWAY-TV

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – TWC News

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – The News & Advance

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – Goldsboro Daily News

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits – Washington Times

Videographer sues NC over rights to Blackbeard shipwreck footage – Charlotte Observer

Lawsuit filed against Gov. McCrory, state – The Daily Reflector

Plunder Disputes Plague The Wreck of Blackbeard’s Ship – Soundings

Common Cents, March 2016, Mark Loundy – National Press Photographers Association

Fighting Over Blackbeard’s Treasure – Henry B. LaTorracca

Blackbeard’s Revenge – NC Spin

Lawsuits break up Queen Anne’s Revenge Group – Greensboro News & Record

Shipwreck company suing state over ‘treasure’ linked to Blackbeard: $14M in contract dispute – U.S. News

Videographer sues NC over rights to Blackbeard shipwreck footage – Scholarship Easy

Videographer sues NC over rights to Blackbeard shipwreck footage – Muck Rack

Copyright & Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship – IPKat

NC Photographer Sues State Alleging Copyright Infringement of Shipwreck Images – The Dive Log

Recent news on Blackbeard’s infamous pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge – All Things Boat

Observer photographer Cindy Burnham finds paradise in Honduras – Fayetteville Observer

Wreck divers raise cannon from Blackbeard’s Ship off North Carolina coast – Fayetteville Observer

Scuba divers swim among the sharks – Fayetteville Observer

Locations of 7 sharks attacks on N.C. beaches – Fayetteville Observer

Company sues over Blackbeard’s ship – Star News Online

N.C. denies claims in Blackbeard’s pirate ship dispute – Fayetteville Observer

Treasure hunter that found Blackbeard’s pirate ship sues state for $8.2M – Fayetteville Observer

Discoverers of Blackbeard’s shipwreck sue NC for $8.2M – WRAL-TV

Blackbeard’s Law would clarify control of media rights to shipwrecks – News & Record

NC Lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship – Asheville Citizen-Times

Lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship – The Washington Times

Lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship – NC Lawyers Weekly

Lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship – Robesonian

Lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship – St. Paul’s Review

Bill to Governor Addresses NC Shipwrecks, Public Records – WWAY-TV

Bill to governor addresses North Carolina Shipwrecks – WAVY-TV

‘Blackbeard’s Law’ to clarify public access to shipwreck photos, video – Fayetteville Observer

Controversy over Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge continues – Public Radio East

Battle Over Shipwreck Photos Brews in N.C. – Courthouse News

NC Lawmakers Enter Legal Battle Over Blackbeard’s Ship – WFDD

Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard’s ship – CCCC

Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard’s ship – Federal News Radio

Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard’s ship – Salon

Shipwreck-hunting company says contract breached involving Blackbeard’s wreck – Fox News

NC Lawmakers Enter Legal Battle Over Blackbeard’s Ship – TWC News

Controversy Over Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Continues – The Down East Journal

Legal Battle Over Blackbeard’s Flagship – The Down East Journal

Anything pertaining to shipwrecks can have value – Florida Dive Connection

Florida company that found QAR files civil complaint against state – Carteret County News-Times

In situ corrosion monitoring helps preserve shipwreck artifacts – Wendy Welsh

Hundred Year Cap On Exemptions Passes – Elon University

Interview with Rick Allen – KoolProjects Media

Update from the Field: October 5, 2012 – NC DNCR

Update from the Field: September 24, 2012 – NC DNCR

QAR Lab Report July 2008 – NC DNCR

Filming the Queen Anne’s Revenge! – Jonathan Bird’s Blue world

Dive expedition to begin – Carteret County News Times

Search for Blackbeard’s Anchor Underway – H-Net

Archaeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship – WUNC

Anchor from Blackbeard’s ship to be raised off N. Carolina – RedOrbit

Search for Queen Anne’s Revenge to resume – Beaufort Observer

A Public-Pirate Partnership – NC House

Jessica Devault Wears Red For a Cause – JDV

GoRed! Fighting for the hearts of women – Fayetteville Observer

Xtreme Moves – HDVideoPro

Blackbeard’s Glowing Shipwreck – P3 Magazine

Spotlight: Southeast Success Stories – Markee Magazine

Mystery of the sunken ‘Mardi Gras’ intrigues Aggie researchers – The Eagle

The “Mardi Gras” Shipwreck Project – GuidryNews.com

Video Produced on “Mardi Gras” Shipwreck – Texas A&M Today

Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck Project Documentary – Shipwreck World

Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck – Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA)

Salvaged Artifacts May Help Solve The Mystery of ‘Mardi Gras’ Shipwreck – finding Dulcinea

Heart of Louisiana: Mardi Gras Shipwreck – WALB-TV

In-depth look at underwater video cameras: history and uses – Splashcam Marine Video

Hurricane Ophelia unearths artifact from Blackbeard’s ship – AP

Pirate’s tale: Wreck may end hunt – Greensboro News & Record

Researchers Resume Hunt for Artifacts at QAR Shipwreck Site (Blackbeard’s Shipwreck) – Free Republic

Search For Blackbeard’s Anchor Is Underway At QAR Shipwreck Site – TreasureWorks

Queen Anne’s Revenge Dive Team To Retrieve 3,000 Pound Anchor From Blackbeard’s Flagship – NC

Queen Anne’s Revenge Dive Expedition to Begin – Outer Banks Sentinel

Photographer injured in explosion dives back into life – WRAL-TV

Former WRAL photographer, wife injured in explosion – WRAL-TV

Photographer prepared for long recovery after explosion – WRAL-TV

Dive In – City View Magazine

Friend inspires tenacity in others – Greensboro News & Record

Diving In – NC Well MagazineCape Fear NURC

Photographer injured in explosion dives back into life – WRAL-TV

Trust But Verify – Divers Alert Online

Rick’s Hand – Fayetteville Observer

B-25 Recovery and Preservation Project – Rubicon Foundation

Monitor Expedition 2003 – NOAA

Search for Queen Anne’s Revenge to resume – Beaufort Observer

Blackbeard Lives Again – Historical Belles and Beaus

Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck – Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA)

Apple, Quicktime help with underwater diving trip – Macworld

Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard ‘treasure’ – Associated Press

Company that found Blackbeard’s ship has $14M dispute with NC – Fayetteville Observer

Company: State breaching QAR contract – Carteret County News Times

Blackbeard pirate ship lawsuit moving to federal court – Fayetteville Observer

Legal battle over Blackbeard’s flagship – Public Radio East

Florida company plans to go to Federal court – Carolina Coast Online

Off North Carolina coast, lure of sunken treasure fades – WRAL

Hurricane Ophelia unearths artifact from Blackbeard’s ship – AP

The Tarheel Challenge: The State of Documentary Making in Nonunion NC – IDA

Take an Online Journey to See Blackbeard’s Flagship – WRAL-TV

Underwater Photographer Describes Power, Beauty of Sharks – WRAL-TV

Live from Morehead City, It’s Queen Anne’s Revenge – Kimberly (Eslinger) Faulk

Diving Volusia County’s Artificial Reefs – Marine Science Center

SIDCO’s 2000 Dive Season on QAR – Surface Interval Diving Company (SIDCO)

German sub sank near U.S. – The Augusta Chronicle

Nautilus Productions – Wikipedia

Shiver Me Timbers Thar She Blows – Center for Copyright Integrity

Who’s Who of the World Diving Community, Rick Allen – Diving Almanac Book of Records

First Internet Shipwreck Exploration [Live – Scuba] – Diving Almanac Book of Records

Exhibit, TV Show Examine Flagship – News & Record

Nautilus Productions – Photlo

Nautilus Productions – Pirate Directory

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Partners – NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NC DNCR)