Like New Year’s resolutions which remain unfulfilled, a decision late last year of a federal district court sent still another reminder that copyright law in the United States remains far from the formality free regime envisioned by Berne Convention rules.  In November, Goss International Americas, Inc. v. A-American Machine & Assembly Co., 2007 WL 4294744 (N.D. Ill., Nov. 30, 2007) once again drove home the reality that registration is one formality that still rules.

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