Devil Films Inc. v. Nectar Video, 29 F. Supp. 2d 174 (1998) p.272
Copyrightable material - "obscene" works
Devil Films created a film. Other theatures were showing it without permission.
The court was being asked to issue a temporary restrianing order, and it concluded that it had the equitable discretion to withhold such an order given the plaintiff's "unclean hands" in the circumstances of hte case.
The films were obscene, so that the interstate transportation was a crime, making the films subject to forfeiture.
It strains credulity that COngress intended to extend the protection of the copyright law to contraband.