Today in Copyright History: 1/15

In its January 15, 2003 decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which retroactively extended the copyright term after the author’s death from fifty to seventy years.

 

 By Michael Holley Swtpc6800 en:User:Swtpc6800 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Michael Holley Swtpc6800 en:User:Swtpc6800 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.