Author: Susan Lutzker
Published: December 10, 2021
The Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Allen v. Cooper, Governor of North Carolina appeared to be the death knell for copyright owners seeking redress in federal court for infringements by state entities. In the wake of Allen, Congress asked the Copyright Office to examine the extent of state copyright infringement. The Report comes to some interesting conclusions, which suggest that legislative reform may be in order. Even without legislative reform, copyright holders may have some remedies against infringing state actors.
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