High court rules on expired copyrights

Bob Cox writes Boston.com Reports A unanimous Supreme Court cleared the way for companies to sell copies of movies or television programs on which copyright has expired without giving credit to the creator of the idea on which the originals were based.

Ruling in a case involving visual adaptations of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s book about World War II, ”Crusade in Europe,” the court said ”figuring out who is in the line of origin would be no simple task.”