Inside The Arguments In 'Raging Bull' Copyright Case
Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 1:36 AM EST) -- On Oct. 1, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., 695 F.3d 946 (9th Cir. 2012), to determine whether the nonstatutory defense of laches is available without restriction to bar all remedies for civil copyright claims which were nevertheless filed within the three-year statute of limitations prescribed by the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 507(b).
This case concerns the critically acclaimed 1980 film "Raging Bull." In 1991, the petitioner, Paula Petrella, renewed the copyright...