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February 21, 2011

Submitted by alycia on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 08:46
  • Eric Eldred, et al, vs. John D. Ashcroft, syllabus and the dissent by justice Stevens
    • Stevens: One must indulge in two untenable assumptions to find support in the equitable argument offered by respondent--

      that the public interest in free access to copyrighted works is entirely worthless and that authors, as a class, should receive a windfall based solely on completed creative activity. Indeed, Congress has apparently indulged in those assumptions for under the series of extensions to copyrights, only one year's worth of creative work--that copyrighted in 1923--has fallen in the public domain during the last 80 years.

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