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United States Supreme Court Ruling Requires Copyright Registration Prior to Lawsuit

United States Supreme Court Ruling Requires Copyright Registration Prior to Lawsuit Registration Requirement and Retroactive Protection Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States held that once a registration of the copyright occurs, a copyright owner can recover for infringement. This is affirming Section 411(a) under the Copyright Act of 1976 (“Copyright Act”), which states a copyright registration is required before the copyright owner may file a lawsuit against any infringer(s). The case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street, further established that a “copyright owner can recover for infringement that occurred both before and after registration.”  Thus, [...]

Is Your Website ADA-Compliant?

Many of us see the Internet as a tool for making life easier, allowing us to perform necessary life functions from wherever we have Internet access. We can apply for jobs online, manage our bank accounts online, order groceries online, and even decide what we want to eat before we get to a restaurant by looking at their menu online. As more and more businesses advertise and offer goods and services online, their websites have gained almost the same level of importance as their brick-and-mortar stores, and the ability to access business websites unencumbered has become integral to being able [...]