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Supreme Court Won't Hear DMCA Safe Harbor Case

Law360 (October 29, 2018, 2:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear a case dealing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's so-called safe harbor, rejecting a petition from a pornography studio that said federal courts were in "disarray" over the 20-year-old law.

The justices denied certiorari to Ventura Content Ltd., which was told in March that the DMCA barred the studio from suing a website, Motherless.com, that had posted its copyrighted movies without permission.

As is typical, the court did not explain why it refused to grant the petition, which had urged the court to "bring balance" to a statute that has...

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Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

August 23, 2018

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