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11th Circuit Weighs In On Copyright Registration Requirement

(May 19, 2017, 11:36 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — In a May 18 ruling, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals concluded that copyright registration occurs when the Register of Copyrights registers a work, and not merely when an application for a registration is filed (Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com LLC, No. 16-13726, 11th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8766).

(Decision available.  Document #16-170605-012Z.)

In so holding, the 11th Circuit joins the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in its interpretation of the registration requirement of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C....
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