Supreme Court Considering Law Restoring Copyright to Public Domain Works
Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) — In 1994, Congress passed a law that took works that were previously in the public domain and restored their copyrights in compliance with an international convention. Golan v. Holder is a challenge to that law by filmmakers, conductors, and other artists who rely on the public domain to create their own work. Bloomberg Law’s Jessica McKinney talks with Josh Block about the case which was argued before the Court on Oct. 5. Also, a review of IP developments including Facebook’s patent application gets attention from a Congressional caucus, Tiffany & Co. coming to the aid of Christian Louboutin, and Lipitor’s expiring patent.