SCOTUS Says Copyright Plaintiffs Need Registration to Sue

SCOTUS Says Copyright Plaintiffs Need Registration to Sue

On Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed the 11th Circuit’s decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v Wall-Street.com, holding that a copyright owner may not file an infringement suit or seek other legal remedies until the Copyright Office registers their...
Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

On July 17, 2014, Douglas Jordan-Benel sued Universal Studios, United Talent Agency and screenplay writer, James Demonaco, claiming the movie The Purge is based on his screenplay, Settler’s Day.  Jordan-Benel alleges in his complaint that he submitted his screenplay...