Monday, March 07, 2011

Supreme Court Accepts Progress Clause and First Amendment Challenges To Copyright Extension

From SCOTUS blog on Golan v. Holder:

Issue: (1) Does the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution, Article I, § 8, cl. 8, prohibit Congress from taking works out of the public domain? (2) Does Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution?

Materials from appeal at SCOTUS blog including petition for cert here.

More explanation of the case from Patently-O here.

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