10th Circ. Restores Controversial Copyright Law

Law360, New York (June 22, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Reversing a lower court in a closely watched case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has determined that a trade treaty that restores copyright protection to foreign works previously in the public domain is not unconstitutional.

On Monday the Tenth Circuit repelled a constitutional challenge to the Uruguay Round Agreements Act — which restored copyrights in the U.S. for certain foreign works — and faulted the district court for ruling that Section 514 of the act violates plaintiffs’ freedom of expression under the...
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