Monthly Archive: January 2012

One of the areas where expectations might be more effectively shaped proactively is when someone in the nonprofit arena authors content. Often, the fact that the nonprofit, not the employee own the resulting copyright in the work eludes the employee’s understanding. This case from last week is such a circumstance. Kamanou v. Executive Secretary (SDNY …

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In a 6-2 majority decision written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court ruled today that Congress has the authority to restore copyrights in this country that had had lapsed. Relying heavily upon the 2003 decision of Eldred v. Ashcroft: “Our decision in Eldred is largely dispositive of petitioners’ limited-time argument. There we addressed the …

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