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This material consists of correspondence, court documents, and other items relating to infringement suits, antitrust suits, and copyright actions involving motion pictures. Most of the selected items cover the years 1902-1910, but some case files are from the 1910s. Several cases relate to alleged copyright infringements. Others deal with suits brought by the Motion Picture Patents Co. against unlicensed manufacturers for infringement of Woodville Latham's U.S. Patent 707,934. Also included are several suits brought against the Motion Picture Patents Co., the General Film Co., and their licensed manufacturers by independent motion picture exhibitors and by the federal government. Closely related cases have been grouped in the same folder.