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"Copyright Limitations: Waiting to Say ‘Mine!’" Los Angeles Daily Journal

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew J. “A.J.” Thomas and Associate Samuel D. Green wrote a new installment of the “Content Matters” column in the Daily Journal.  Titled “Copyright Limitations: Waiting to Say ‘Mine!’” the article examines the implications of recent rulings that apply to the Copyright Act’s rolling three-year statute of limitations where the crux of the dispute is ownership of the copyright.  In particular, the authors focus on the Ninth Circuit’s 2013 decision in Seven Arts Filmed Entertainment Limited v. Content Media Corporation.  In that case, the Ninth Circuit held that a copyright holder who waits more than three years after its ownership of the copyright is challenged to see if the challenger infringes the copyright might have waited too long.  The authors explore the “cloudier” aspects of Seven Arts and the many questions left unanswered.