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American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division The 201 Practice Series: Beyond the Basics © 2010 American Bar Association. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Jurisdiction and Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick By John A. Polito1 Though the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over infringement actions arising under the Copyright Act of 1976 (the “Act”),2 issues of jurisdiction and standing under the Act are anything but straightforward. In Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, the Supreme...