Supreme Court Rules In Copyright Case

Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld a federal law that restores copyright protection for foreign works of music, art, film and literature after being in the public domain.

University of Denver’s music professor Lawrence Golan filed suit in 2001 to overturn the law stating that, “the law violated the spirit of copyright — that works given to the public can’t be taken away.”  A 6-2 Supreme Court majority upheld that Congress did have the authority and that there was no violation of First Amendment rights.

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