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On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court decided Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, settling a long-standing dispute over the Copyright Act’s registration requirement. Under the Copyright Act, a copyright owner generally may not institute a copyright infringement action until the work at issue has been registered in accordance with 17 U.S.C. § 411(a). Prior [ ... ]

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For the first time in over 20 years, on January 1, 2019, US copyrighted works entered the public domain due to the expiration of their copyright term. Going forward, more works will now enter the public domain annually. The expiration of copyright for works published in 1923 means that everyone may use these materials, for education, for research, or for creative endeavors — wh [ ... ]

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Lutzker & Lutzker LLP is delighted to announce that Jeannette Maurer Carmadella has become a partner in the firm. Jeannette has been with the firm since 2006, and her practice is focused on trademark and copyright law, with particular emphasis on brand protection and enforcement. She is a long-time legal advocate for protecting the rights of artists and will help lead the firm’s ne [ ... ]

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