U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle declined a motion Thursday by state attorneys to dismiss a lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the State of North Carolina and Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge regarding alleged copyright infringement and the constitutionality of a state law regarding property rights. Judge Boyle’s decision allows the lawsuit to move forward in federal court. Judge declines state’s motion to nix QAR suit