Wait Before You Sue – Supreme Court Rules Copyright Registration Must Be Approved Before Filing Infringement Suit

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If you come across your photos, videos, music, or other creative content being used without your permission, you’ll need to wait in order to sue for infringement. On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com that to maintain a copyright infringement lawsuit a copyright owner’s application must be approved for registration by the Copyright Office.