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IP Frontiers: Application or registration? Supreme Court to decide when copyright holders may bring infringement suit

The United States Copyright Act contains one of the great contradictions in American jurisprudence. Copyright automatically inheres in a work at the moment the work is created. In other words, an author of any work of art has copyright rights in that work immediately upon completion. However, if another party infringes the author’s work, the ...