Supreme Court Hears Argument in Copyright Restoration Case

By Michael R. Klipper and Colby Block* On October 5, 2011, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Golan v. Holder , in order to answer an intriguing legal question: Are there circumstances when Congress can take out of the public domain works that have lost their copyright? The statute challenged in...

Supreme Court Upheld Constitutionality of Copyright Restoration: Golan v. Holder

In Golan v. Holder [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of 17 U.S.C. § 104A , which restores the copyright in certain foreign works that have entered the public domain in the US. The Court avoided a possible conflict with international...