USA: USA Supreme Court holds that copyrights must be registered before filing infringement suits

United States Supreme Court Decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefits Corp. v. case, on 4 march 2019, stated that copyrights must be registered before copyright holders can enforce their right by filing infringement suits.  The Decision dictates that a mere application for registration will not be enough to protect copyright against infringement.

As exceptions to the registration requirement are, among others, the recorded live broadcasts and the foreign works, which need not be registered in the United States in order to sue under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.