U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Copyright Registration Requirement Is Not Jurisdictional


The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday opened the courthouse door a bit wider to copyright infringement lawsuits, holding that the Copyright Act requirement that plaintiffs register their copyright before they file suit is not a jurisdictional limit. The ruling held that a major class action involving rights of freelance writers could proceed, even though some of the writers covered by a pending settlement of the case never registered their copyrights.

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