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Old 01-22-2012, 11:25 PM
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According to Wired, the Supreme Court has now ruled that certain works in the public domain may be yanked back and put under copyright again. :shakecopyright:

I'm not sure about the meaning of the legislation—if it affects the copyright status of works published in 1923 and after only. If before 1923, whether it affects those works that were published by foreigners whose works are under copyright in Life + 70 countries or if they're also going to apply it to Americans whose work is still under copyright in Life + 70 countries.

Can any of our specialists in legalize help me out here?

Whatever the ruling, it seems like it might have the most appalling repercussions for those of us who work with public domain texts, scores, and films. :sadno:
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