Copyright and the Public Domain After Golan

March 1, 2012 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Golan v. Holder involves a challenge to the constitutionality of the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), which restored copyright in foreign works previously in the public domain under U.S. copyright law. The plaintiffs in the case have challenged the URAA as contravening both the "limited times" requirement and the First Amendment. In October 2011, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case and is expected to issue a ruling before June 2012.

The case addresses foundational issues of copyright law and its resolution will have far-reaching implications for US copyright law. In this webinar, we will engage several legal experts in a discussion on the history and potential ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling in the case.
June Besek, Lecturer-in-Law,Columbia Law School, New York, NY
Anthony Falzone, Executive Director, Fair Use Project,Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
Tyler Ochoa, Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
Mary E. Rasenberger, Partner, Cowen DeBaets Abraham & Sheppard LLP, New York, NY
Jennifer Urban (Moderator), Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, UC-Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA


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