US Supreme Court Grants Review for Certiorari in Fourth Estate v Wall-Street

The United States Supreme Court yesterday granted a petition for certiorari in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. LLC and Jerold D. Burden.

The petition stemmed from a lawsuit for copyright infringement filed by the Fourth Estate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida for the defendants violations of the Fourth Estate’s rights in its copyrighted news content.

“We are obviously very pleased that the Supreme Court acknowledged that there is a critical need to finally bring consistency to the interpretation of what institutes copyright registration, and when copyright owners may bring enforcement action against those that have violated their intellectual property rights” said W. Jeffrey Brown, Founder and Executive Director.  “We trust that the high court will resolve this in a manner that protects copyright holder rights.” he added.

The Fourth Estate is represented by Aaron M. Panner of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C. and Joel B. Rothman of Schneider Rothman IP Law Group.


About the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation (Fourth Estate) is an international, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to democratizing news for the public benefit.

Incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation and operating as a multi-stakeholder, new-generation cooperative, members of the Fourth Estate are individuals and organizations representing news and journalism producers as well as consumers of the news product.

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