In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affecting copyright claims and defenses. The copyrighted work at issue was the popular motion picture Raging Bull, in which Robert DeNiro plays famous boxing champion Jake LaMotta. In 1980, the defendant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (“MGM”) acquired the rights to the screenplay, through a subsidiary, and registered a copyright in the film.


Topics:  Affirmative Defenses, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Laches, MGM, Movies, Petrella v. MGM, Raging Bull, SCOTUS, The Copyright Act

Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

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