Mudcat Café message #443027 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17319   Message #443027
Posted By: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
17-Apr-01 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
Subject: RE: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
The plaintiffs in Eldred v. Ashcroft (formerly Eldred v. Reno) have petitioned the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing en banc. The petition can be found here.. (A pdf version is here.) I especially like the opening line:

"The Framers of our Constitution imposed only one real obligation on Congress with respect to what we now call "intellectual property":  that there shall be, at the federal level, a public domain supported by creative works."