Supreme Court Upholds Copyright Protections

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 16, 2003

On January 15, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in Eldred et al. v. Ashcroft, Attorney General, upholding the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, and extending by 20 years existing copyrights and future copyrights.
Via Cornell’s Legal Information Institute there is access to the PDF versions of the Syllabus (PDF version), the Opinion (Ginsburg), Dissent (Stevens), Dissent (Breyer).
The transcript of the oral arguments from October 9, 2002 is here.
See Wired’s article on the decision here, and the Washington Post article here. Needless to say, there are many blog postings on this decision, so start with one of the most comprehensive, here at Copyfight.

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