From the American Library Association Washington Office Newsline: "The U.S. Supreme Court on June 2 issued its opinion in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. (case no. 02-428), in which ALA participated as a "friend of the court" in support of Dastar Corporation. The Court has ruled unanimously 8-0 (Justice Breyer did not participate in the case) in favor of Dastar, ruling that the company did not act illegally when it repackaged and distributed a television documentary which had entered the public domain. The reasoning of the court is extremely helpful to supporters of balanced intellectual property laws."
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