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Docket Number17-571
Term2018
Full NameFourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, LLC
Short NameFourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC
PetitionerFourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
RespondentWall-Street.com, LLC
Date Argued (Reargued)Jan. 8, 2019
Date Decided

Question Presented

Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act provides (with qualifications) that "no civil action for infringement of [a] copyright in any United States work shall be instituted until preregistration or registration of the copyright claim has been made in accordance with this title." 17 U.S.C. § 4ll(a). The question presented is: Whether "registration of [a] copyright claim has been made" within the meaning of§ 411 (a) when the copyright holder delivers the required application, deposit, and fee to the Copyright Office, as the Fifth and Ninth Circuits have held, or only once the Copyright Office acts on that application, as the Tenth Circuit and, in the decision below, the Eleventh Circuit have held.

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Case Events

NoDateDescription
36 2018-11-28SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 8, 2019
35 2018-11-13Reply of petitioner Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. filed.
34 2018-10-26Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
33 2018-10-18Brief amici curiae of Public Knowledge, et al. filed.
32 2018-10-18Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
31 2018-10-18Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
30 2018-10-18Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
29 2018-10-18Brief amici curiae of Authors and Educators filed.
28 2018-10-11Brief of respondents Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al. filed.
27 2018-09-04Brief amicus curiae of The International Trademark Association filed.
26 2018-09-04Brief amici curiae of Authors Guild and Other Artists' Rights Organizations filed.
25 2018-09-04Brief amici curiae of National Music Publishers' Association, et al. filed.
24 2018-09-04Brief amicus curiae of The Copyright Alliance filed.
23 2018-09-04Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
22 2018-08-27Brief of petitioner Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. filed.
21 2018-08-24Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
20 2018-07-27Motion to extend the time to file the opening briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 27, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 11, 2018.
19 2018-07-25Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al.
18 2018-07-24Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp.
17 2018-07-24Blanket Consent received from counsel of record for Petitioner, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation filed.
16 2018-07-23Motion for an extension of time filed.
15 2018-06-28Petition GRANTED.
14 2018-06-27DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.
13 2018-06-05Supplemental brief of petitioner Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. filed. (Distributed)
12 2018-06-05DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
11 2018-05-16Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
10 2018-01-08The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
9 2017-12-13Reply of petitioner Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation filed. (Distributed)
8 2017-12-13DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
7 2017-11-28Brief of respondents Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
6 2017-11-02Response Requested. (Due December 4, 2017)
5 2017-11-01DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.
4 2017-10-13Waiver of right of respondents Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al. to respond filed.
3 2017-10-13Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2017)
2 2017-08-07Application (17A150) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 13, 2017.
1 2017-08-04Application (17A150) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 16, 2017 to October 13, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Aaron M. PannerFourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp.Counsel of RecordKellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC1615 M Street, NWSuite 400Washington, DC 20036apanner@kellogghansen.com202-326-7900petitioner
Noel J. FranciscoUnited StatesCounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217other
Peter K. StrisWall-Street.com, LLC, et al.Counsel of RecordStris & Maher LLP725 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1830Los Angeles, CA 90017peter.stris@strismaher.com(213) 995-6801respondent
Robert M. CarlsonAMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONCounsel of RecordCorette Pohlman, et al.129 W. ParkButte, MT 59701annaliese.fleming@americanbar.org312-988-5000other
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