[Foundation-l] Court: Congress can't put public domain back into copyright

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 01:03:10 UTC 2009

The 10th circuit (or the US District Court for Colorado, which  
actually made the decision on remand from the 10th circuit) does not  
cover the ninth circuit either.

AFAICT Eldred v. Ashcroft remains the latest SCOTUS case on the matter.

If you read Larry Lessigs blog he talks about the decision as well.

On Apr 6, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Andrew Gray wrote:

> 2009/4/6 Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com>:
>> While this is definitely encouraging news, we might want to hold  
>> off on changing our evaluation of
>> URAA restorations.  The tenth circuit doesn't include Florida.  I  
>> don't know exactly what the next
>> level of appeals would be, but we might want to wait for a ruling  
>> that covers WMF servers before
>> we act on it.  I hope these restorations continue to be struck down  
>> in the courts.  It will be much
>> simpler to determine copyright if they go away.
> Somewhat tangentially, do we still need to worry about Florida? I was
> under the impression we'd moved wholesale, servers and all, to
> California, so we were in the ninth circuit jurisdiction...
> -- 
> - Andrew Gray
>  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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