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Copyright Registration is NOT required for Court Jurisdiction Says Supreme Court

March 3, 2010

In a widely anticipated and soon-to-be widely blogged-about Supreme Court decision, the high Court reversed the Second Circuit in the Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick case,  and found that 17 U.S.C. 411(a) is merely a claim-processing rule, not a restriction on a federal court’s subject matter jurisdiction. For years I have advised clients that the requirements of […]