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Inspired by music: a copyright history

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I started to work for ALA as a copyright specialist during the Eldred vs. Ashcroft public domain court battle that ultimately went to the Supreme Court. The question was whether the recent extension of the copyright term under the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 from life plus 50 years to life plus 70 years was constitutional. In ... Read More »

Librarians Care About the Public Domain: Free State Government Information

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations around the world in exchanging ideas, information and actions about ways to reform copyright law. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law on the District Dispatch. The guest article below comes from Kris Kasianovitz, Government Documents ... Read More »