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
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...