Golan v. Holder
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 5, 2011
|Jan 18, 2012||6-2||Ginsburg||OT 2011|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.
Holding: Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act does not exceed Congress’s authority under the Copyright Clause.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 18, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito. Justice Kagan did not take part in the consideration or decision of the case.
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- Argument recap: The constitutionality of zombie copyrights (Rebecca Tushnet)
- Francis Scott Key* v. James Marshall Hendrix? (Marty Lederman)
- Argument preview: Copyright and the public domain (Lyle Denniston)
- Academic round-up (Amanda Frost)
- A major test of copyright power (Lyle Denniston)
Briefs and DocumentsMerits Briefs for the Petitioners
- Brief for the American Library Association et al.
- Brief for the CATO Institute
- Brief for the Conductors Guild and the Music Library Association
- Brief for the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund
- Brief for Google, Inc.,
- Brief for H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui and Tyler T. Ochoa
- Brief for the Heartland Angels, Inc.,
- Brief for the Justice and Freedom Fund
- Brief for Peter Decherney
- Brief for Professor Daniel J. Gervais
- Brief for Public Domain Interest
- Brief for the ACLU
- Brief for the Information Society Project at Yale
- Brief for Creative Commons
- Brief for Public Knowledge
- Brief for Project Petrucci
- Brief for the American Bar Association
- Brief for the American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Brief for the American Society of Composers et al.
- Brief for the Intellectual Property Owners Asociatiation
- Brief for the International Publishers Association et al.
- Brief for the International Coalition for Copyright Protection
- Brief for the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
- Brief for the Motion Picture Association of America
- Opinion below (10th Cir.)
- Petition for certiorari (unavailable)
- Brief in opposition (unavailable)
- Petitioners' reply
- Amicus brief on behalf of Internet Archive (unavialalbe)
- Amicus brief of the Conductors Guild (unavailable)