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Copyright Restoration: The Supreme Court's Upcoming Decision in Golan v. Holder

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 exclusive rights...

Supreme Court Hears Dispute over Copyright Restoration, Public Domain Works

WASHINGTON, 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...

Supreme Court Sides With Government In Dispute Over Public Domain Works

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...

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...