United States Supreme Court
Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, 17–571
Held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until the Copyright Office registers the copyright. The plaintiff, a news organization that sued a news website for infringement, argued that the relevant date should be when the Copyright Office receives a completed application for registration, even if the Register of Copyrights has not yet acted on that application. The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed, in a unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Ginsburg.
- Published 2019/03/04
- United States Supreme Court