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...
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...