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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Copyright Registration Approvals

While hearing January 2019 oral arguments before it, the U.S. Supreme Court sounded inclined to resolve a circuit courts’ split over copyright registration procedures against copyright holders.

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While hearing January 2019 oral arguments before it, the U.S. Supreme Court sounded inclined to resolve a circuit courts’ split over copyright registration procedures against copyright holders. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, 17-571, four justices suggested that the text of the federal Copyright Act requires holders to formally obtain registration from the Copyright Office before proceeding with infringement suits.

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