Supreme Court Ensures Copyright Suit against MGM “Rages” On

May 20, 2014New York State Bar Association EASL Blog

Barry Werbin discusses the Supreme Court's ruling in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a posting on the New York State Bar Association's EASL Blog. Describing the decision as one which likely sounds the death knell for laches as an affirmative defense in copyright infringement litigation, the report notes that it also has the potential to expose Hollywood studios and other media companies to an onslaught of cases brought by copyright holders' heirs and estates seeking a share of profits from classic films, TV shows, music recordings and other creative works that are re-released in various formats.