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U.S. Supreme Court adopts “registration approach” for copyright infringement actions

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC that copyright owners must wait for the Copyright Office to formally grant, or refuse to grant, a copyright registration before filing an infringement lawsuit. This decision settles a longstanding circuit split over when copyright owners can bring suit, with some

Spain: Draft proposal amending key aspects of the Spanish Copyright Act

Before the end of 2014, the Spanish Government wants to amend key aspects of the Copyright Act. Instead of proposing a full new act, in February this year, the Government brought a draft legislative proposal concerning amendments of select key aspects before the Parliament. According to the proposal, the Spanish Government considers that the current