Debating Foreign Copyright Restoration

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Golan v. Holder, a challenge to Congress’ 1994 amendments to the Copyright Act, which will have a significant impact on owners of foreign copyrighted works that formerly lapsed into the public domain in the United States, as well as those who have in good faith relied on their status as public works. 

The Supreme Court will decide whether Congress exceeded its powers when, in amending the Copyright Act to conform U.S. copyright law with the United States’...
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