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U.S. Supreme Court Quietly Determined in March that States Cannot Be Sued for Copyright Infringement

The United States Supreme Court quietly ruled on March 23, 2020, that a state could not be sued for copyright infringement because they have sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court’s ruling came as they denied a Writ of Certiorari in Allen v. The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.