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Lawyers weigh in on SCOTUS copyright ruling

Ellie Mertens, New York

The US Supreme Court has ruled that copyright owners must obtain a registration before they may sue for copyright infringement, with lawyers saying it has clear practical implications for companies

The Supreme Court’s March 4 Fourth Estate v decision affirmed the appeals court’s registration approach, meaning copyright holders need to register their rights before they may enforce them through an infringement lawsuit. Managing IP previewed the ruling in July,...

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