ABA Urges High Court To Allow 'Speedier' Copyright Suits

Law360 (September 4, 2018, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association on Tuesday jumped into a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether copyright owners must fully register their works before suing, urging the justices to allow for "speedier" filing of infringement lawsuits.

In an amicus brief, the ABA pushed the high court to allow copyright holders to sue as soon as they file an application with the Copyright Office — and to reject a conflicting approach that requires that they wait for formal office approval.

That second approach, adopted by some circuits, requires copyright owners to wait "months if not years" to go to court, the group wrote....

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