Supreme Court Allows Copyright Claim to Proceed

May 27, 2014


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On May 19th, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. et al., 2014 WL 2011574 (U.S. May 19, 2014), ruling that laches, an equitable doctrine barring suits after unreasonable delay, cannot be used to preclude copyright infringement claims brought within the Copyright Act’s three year statute of limitations.  

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**Please note that PACA joined with several other associations in an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in support of Paula Petrella.