The U.S. Supreme Court decided yesterday that Congress has broad powers to place works in the public domain under copyright.
Choice nugget: "Congress can hardly be charged with a design to move stealthily toward a regime of perpetual copyrights."
In light of the SOPA/PIPA debacle, that is entirely unclear. Decision below.
Golan v Holder
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Supreme Court Decides Golan v Holder
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