Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark

Copy That - Or Not

Congress can restore copyrights to public domain works

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


You might think that once a copyrighted work enters the public domain, you're free to use it unconditionally from there on out. But you would be wrong. In one of the most eagerly anticipated intellectual property cases of 2012 — Golan v. Holder — the U.S. Supreme Court held that Congress can restore copyright protection to works that had been in the public domain.

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