The Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether
Congress violated the Constitution when it restored copyrights in certain
foreign works that had entered the public domain in the US. If the Court holds
that it was unconstitutional, the copyright owners will be stripped of their
D.C. - (Mealey's) Formerly copyrighted works or never copyrighted works that
have fallen into the public domain become the property of the public, a
Stanford University professor told the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ( Lawrence
Golan, et al. v. Eric H. Holder Jr., et al. , No. 10...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Congress
did not exceed its authority in enacting Section 514 of the Uruguay Round
Agreements Act (URAA), which extended protection to foreign works that would
otherwise fall into the public domain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled today
( Lawrence Golan, et al...
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...