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Petitions to watch | Conference of April 15

In its Conference of April 15, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether, to be “transformative” under the fair-use exception to copyright, the use of the copyrighted work must produce “new expression, meaning, or message,” or whether the verbatim copying of works for a different, non-expressive purpose can be a transformative fair use; and whether a change in state law reducing a prisoner’s ability to earn future good-time credits based on new or continuing prison misconduct violates the Ex Post Facto Clause as applied to a prisoner who committed his underlying crime before the change in law.




Recommended Citation: John Ehrett, Petitions to watch | Conference of April 15, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 13, 2016, 2:00 AM),