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How the Supreme Court Made it Harder for Copyright Owners to Protect Their Rights—And Why Congress Should Fix It

U.S. Supreme Court buildingEarlier this week, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Fourth Estate v., a case examining the registration precondition to filing a suit for copyright infringement in the federal district courts. While I agree with the Court’s exegesis of the statute at issue, it’s worth noting how the Court’s construction leaves many, if not most, copyright owners in the lurch. Read more

Mayweather v. McGregor Warrants Preemptive Anti-Piracy Efforts

hand holding remote pointed towards a TV screen showing a sports gameThis Saturday, the world will be treated to one of the most hyped events in the history of sports when “The Notorious “ Conor McGregor and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. meet in Las Vegas to become (even more) rich while ostensibly also participating in a boxing match. Read more