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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 DecidedMarch 4, 2019

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.

Case Prediction Summary

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Total Prediction Count252
Votes for Justice Affirm145
Votes to Justice Reverse107
% Justice (A)ffirm/(R)everse
57 (A)
Votes for Outcome Affirm17
Votes for Outcome Reverse11
% Outcome (A)ffirm/(R)everse
60 (A)
Predicted Outcome
Affirm

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