Thursday, January 19, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Foreign Copyright holders

 In a 6-2 decision (with Justices Alito and Breyer dissenting), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law that gave copyright protection to millions of foreign-produced books, movies and musical pieces and may undermine Google Inc.’s effort to create an online library.  This decision will also be helpful in U.S. copyright holders obtaining reciprocity in foreign jurisdictions.


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