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Eldred v. Ashcroft
United States Supreme Court
537 U.S. 186 (2003)
Congress enacted the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA), extending the term of all future and existing copyrights to the lifetime of the author plus 70 years. The plaintiffs challenged the law under the Copyright Clause of the Constitution. The plaintiffs argued the extension of the terms of existing copyrights violated the Copyright Clause, because the Copyright Clause only allows Congress to grant copyrights for “limited times.” The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)
Dissent (Breyer, J.)
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