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Breaking Down Fourth Estate: What the Supreme Court Ruling Means for Creators by Terrica Carrington

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important copyright decision in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com regarding the meaning of “registration” under section 411 of the Copyright Act. Section 411 states, in part: "…no civil action for infringement of the copyright in any Uni...

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Breaking Down Fourth Estate: What the Supreme Court Ruling Means for Creators

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The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators.

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