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High Court Set To Examine Foreign Copyright Restoration

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will take up the question of whether Congress has the authority under a long-standing trade treaty to restore copyright protection to foreign works that were once in the public domain, in a case that attorneys say could provide important guidance for future copyright law.

The case involves a challenge by orchestra conductors, film distributors and others to the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act, a law that gave U.S. copyright protection to foreign works that were not previously copyrighted in the...
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