Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08–103.

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Citation555 U.S. 1211,129 S.Ct. 1523 (Mem),173 L.Ed.2d 655
Docket NumberNo. 08–103.
PartiesREED ELSEVIER, INC., et al., petitioners, v. Irvin MUCHNICK, et al.
Decision Date02 March 2009

555 U.S. 1211
129 S.Ct.
1523 (Mem)
173 L.Ed.2d 655

REED ELSEVIER, INC., et al., petitioners
v.
Irvin MUCHNICK, et al.

No. 08–103.

Supreme Court of the United States

March 2, 2009.


Opinion

Petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted limited to the following question: Does 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) restrict the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions?

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  • Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08–103.
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • March 2, 2010
    ...ask whether § 411(a) restricts the subject-matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions. 555 U.S. 1211, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Because no party supports the Court of Appeals' jurisdictional holding, we appointed an amicus curiae to defend th......
  • St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Inst. v. Sanderson, No. 08-11848.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
    • July 9, 2009
    ...subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions?" Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Whether § 411(a) is a jurisdictional requirement or simply a precondition to suit does not affect this case. Thus, w......
  • Moberg v. 33T LLC, Civil No. 08-625(NLH)(JS).
    • United States
    • U.S. District Court — District of Delaware
    • October 6, 2009
    ...subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions?" Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Because the Court finds that plaintiff is not required to follow the provisions of § 411(a), we need not decide whet......
  • Brooks-Ngwenya v. Indianapolis Public Schools, No. 08-1973.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
    • April 15, 2009
    ...courts. In re Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation, 509 F.3d 116 (2d Cir.2007), cert. granted ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, ___ L.Ed.2d ___ (2009). But however that issue is resolved, the Copyright Office had acted on Brooks-Ngwenya's application before she filed this......
4 cases
  • Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08–103.
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • March 2, 2010
    ...ask whether § 411(a) restricts the subject-matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions. 555 U.S. 1211, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Because no party supports the Court of Appeals' jurisdictional holding, we appointed an amicus curiae to defend th......
  • St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Inst. v. Sanderson, No. 08-11848.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
    • July 9, 2009
    ...subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions?" Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Whether § 411(a) is a jurisdictional requirement or simply a precondition to suit does not affect this case. Thus, w......
  • Moberg v. 33T LLC, Civil No. 08-625(NLH)(JS).
    • United States
    • U.S. District Court — District of Delaware
    • October 6, 2009
    ...subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions?" Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, 173 L.Ed.2d 655 (2009). Because the Court finds that plaintiff is not required to follow the provisions of § 411(a), we need not decide whet......
  • Brooks-Ngwenya v. Indianapolis Public Schools, No. 08-1973.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
    • April 15, 2009
    ...courts. In re Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation, 509 F.3d 116 (2d Cir.2007), cert. granted ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1523, ___ L.Ed.2d ___ (2009). But however that issue is resolved, the Copyright Office had acted on Brooks-Ngwenya's application before she filed this......

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