Tenth Circuit victory for copyright owners - Golan v. Holder, Case: 09-1234 – FREE DOWNLOAD

A major victory for copyright owners was rendered today by the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Golan v. Holder , in which Reed Elsevier participated in a friend-of-court brief supporting the US Government. The case involved the constitutionality of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements...

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...