Supreme Court

IP at the Supreme Court Series: Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy

Feb 21 | 5:00 - 6:00pm EDT | Hybrid | Reception to follow
Registration Required

Moderated by Professor Christine Haight Farley

American University Washington College of Law regularly invites counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court. 


Issue: Whether, under the discovery accrual rule applied by the circuit courts and the Copyright Act’s statute of limitations for civil actions, 17 U.S.C. § 507(b), a copyright plaintiff can recover damages for acts that allegedly occurred more than three years before the filing of a lawsuit.


  • Edward Rosenthal, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, Amicus Curiae Brief of Association of American Publishers in Support of Petitioner.
  • Scott Burroughs, Doniger & Burroughs, Amicus Curiae Brief of the National Society of Entertainment and Arts Lawyers in Support of Respondent. 
  • Professor Tyler Ochoa, Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Neither Party, Santa Clara University School of Law. 
  • J. Kevin Fee, DLA Piper LLC
  • Jason Sloan, Assistant General Counsel at U.S. Copyright Office

ALL BRIEFS AVAILABLE ON SCOTUSblog:  Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy  

Link to Oral Argument Transcript

Link to Event Recording



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