Copyright extension: Eldred v. Ashcroft

Michael Lesk

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The extension in the copyright law in its scope and duration by the US Congress is discussed. The laws were revised to remove the requirements for notice and registration, books no longer need the traditional name of the author or publisher and date on the reverse of the title page, nor need forms be filed with the copyright office. Major and influential industries in the US entrainment and information sectors are expanding intellectual property protection, and similar efforts are successful in the European Union and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). An oral argument between Eldred and Ashcroft regarding the copyright protection, which was heard at the US Supreme Court, was also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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