Heritage Auction Galleries says Superior Galleries made a habit of stealing the descriptions from it’s coin catalogs.
Writers –and the companies which employ them–are quite protective of the words they type. Copyright infringement is a serious infraction they are often willing to go to extremes to enforce. Heritage Galleries, which conducts a variety of auctions including those within the sports memorabilia realm, has filed a lawsuit against one of it’s competitors over the issue.
The Maine Antique Digest spells out the details.