San Diego Law Review


Douglas Y'Barbo

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Section 411(a) of the Copyright Code requires that a copyright plaintiff proffer a valid certificate of registration of copyright as a condition of bringing a suit for copyright infringement. This Article concerns the scope of copyright, including such issues as the means by which a court should determine that the work alleged to be infringed is subsumed within the scope of the certificate of registration proffered by the copyright plaintiff. The author argues that courts should use Section 411 to compel proper registration.

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