The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17319   Message #224733
Posted By: GUEST,Okiemockbird
08-May-00 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
Subject: RE: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
An appeal of Eldred v. Reno is being prepared. Here is a draft amicus curiae brief which seems to argue (though it never quite explcitly states) that the dictrict court's perfunctory finding that the CTEA is constitutional is not well-grounded. The author, Prof. Waltershied, does state explicitly, in his "Conclusions" section, that "the ultimate purpose of copyright is to place the copyrighted work in the public domain."