July 3, 2014

Statute of Limitations in Copyright Cases Gutted

In a bizarre ruling that effectively eliminates the very notion of a Statute of Limitations on Copyright infringement suits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “Under the [Copyright] Act, each infringing act equates to a new wrong, thus triggering a new limitations period.”

The case involved a claim for copyright infringement against MGM and the famous film “Raging Bull” and involved alleged infringement that went back 18 years.

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