Bloomberg Law
Feb. 27, 2023, 7:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 27, 2023, 11:06 PM

Copyright Damages Can Surpass 3-Year Limit, 11th Cir. Rules (1)

Isaiah Poritz
Isaiah Poritz
Legal Reporter

Copyright owners can recover monetary damages in lawsuits based on infringement that occurred more than three years before they filed a lawsuit, a three-judge panel for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday in an issue of first impression for the court that widens a split among federal appeals courts.

The Atlanta-based panel became the latest to weigh in on whether plaintiffs in copyright suits can reach beyond the Copyright Act’s three-year statute of limitations to recover damages. The New York-based Second Circuit has held that damages are bound by the statute of limitations, while the California-based Ninth Circuit ruled last year ...

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