Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Supreme Court Reduces the Public Domain

Sadly, today the Supreme Court affirmed Golan v. Holder.  Golan had asked the Court to invalidate §514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), which had granted Copyright protection to foreign works that previously were in the public domain.  The lower courts had rejected Golan's claim, and the Supreme Court agreed, by a 6-2 vote.
Here are writeups by SCOTUSblog, Patently-O and Techdirt.

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