Lauren N. Ross

Document Type



This Note addresses the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v., and analyzes the Court’s decision in light of the relevant sections of the Copyright Act, the underlying circuit split, briefs submitted to the Court, and the oral argument before the Supreme Court. This Note argues that in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Congress should amend the Copyright Act to codify the special handling process in order to create a semi-conditional copyright registration system.