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.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]