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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Eldred copyright extension ruling
Bernard Hibbitts at 11:05 AM ET

[JURIST] By a 7-2 margin the US Supreme Court upheld on Wednesday the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act [PDF text], retroactively extending statutory copyright protection by a further 20 years beyond the original term of the author's life plus 50 years. Read Eldred v Ashcroft - Opinion by Ginsburg [opinion text, PDF], with dissents by Stevens [dissent text, PDF] and Breyer [dissent text, PDF]. Follow the ups (and downs...) of the Eldred litigation with Eldred counsel and Stanford law prof Larry Lessig [blog archive].






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