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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Clear: Copyright Registration Required to Sue for Infringement

When it comes to protecting creative works, copyright law in theory offers the most instant form of protection. Under the Copyright Act of 1976, a copyright author gains exclusive rights in the work immediately upon its creation. 17 U.S.C. § 106. Notwithstanding, the author may not institute a civil suit for infringement of those exclusive … Continue Reading

U. S. Supreme Court Will Decide What It Means to “Register” a Copyright

In this 2018-19 term, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on an issue that has long divided copyright attorneys and the courts that hear their cases. Under the Copyright Law, Section 411(a), a copyright owner may not bring an infringement lawsuit until the copyright owner has registered the copyright with the U.S. Copyright … Continue Reading