Congressâ€™s appetite for the public domain
nbruce writes "At Lawrence Lessigâ€™s blog: â€œAs some of you may remember, in addition to Eldred v. Aschcroft, there are a number of other cases that weâ€™re pushing to set judicial limits on Congressâ€™s appetite for the public domain. Golan v. Ashcroft is one. Golan challenges Congressâ€™s â€œrestorationâ€? of copyrights to work that had passed into the public domain. The government moved to dismiss Golan on the basis of Eldred. Today [Mar. 16] the District Court (opinion) rejected the governmentâ€™s motion, and, while striking an Eldred-related claim, refused to dismiss the other 3 counts of the complaint.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for great news re the Public Domain Enhancement Act (and see if you can find a couple more signatures to push the total over 20,000)".
Center for Internet and Society Press release for Golan v. Ashcroft"