Paramount has won a 9th Circuit case (the California federal appeals court) that another movie company’s claim of ownership on a movie’s copyright is too late (also too late to file for copyright infringement), because the Copyright Act provides a 3 year statute of limitations (courtesy of the How Appealing blog). Lesson: if you’re claiming copyright in a work of disputed authorship or ownership, or claiming someone else infringed your copyright, file within 3 years, or you’ll be out of luck too. Variety has this analysis and the Trial Insider blog has this coverage.
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