Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Public Domain Gets a Little Less Public

with 5 comments

Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status again, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

In a 6-2 ruling, the court said that, just because material enters the public domain, it is not “territory that works may never exit.” 

Written by gerrycanavan

January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

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  1. Why even have a public domain if it’s going to be like this?

    unrealfred

    January 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • I just want to know how I can get assigned the born-again copyright on Shakespeare.

      gerrycanavan

      January 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      • First, donate millions of dollars to the right member(s) of Congress…

        unrealfred

        January 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm

  2. I call dibs on the Star Spangled Banner (the song, not the flag).

    EMG

    January 22, 2012 at 9:01 am


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