Supreme Court to Review Copyrighting Works in Public Domain

Peter Decherney is an associate professor of film studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on media history, especially government regulation of Hollywood.

On Oct. 5th, 2011 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Golan v. Holder, a case that challenges the constitutionality of restoring copyright of foreign works that were previously in the United States public domain. Prof. Decherney believes that keeping more works in the public domain is actually beneficial for the film industry. What do you think?

I look forward to Prof. Decherney's book, “Hollywood’s Copyright Wars from Edison to the Internet.”

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