Litigation over allegedly stolen dance moves in the popular game Fortnite has been paused in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning copyright infringement.
The high court unanimously ruled March 4 that copyright owners have to wait for the U.S. Copyright Office to grant or refuse their applications for registration before pursuing copyright infringement claims in court. Many plaintiffs in the past have sought applications for registration mere days before taking their claims to court, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This decision will put an end to that, except in limited circumstances.
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