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Court analysis – Copyleft takes a step forward

Karen Bolipata, New York

Regardless of the outcome, the case of Golan v Holder could be a win for the copyleft movement, which argues that copyright protection favours traditional rights holders more than users.

Charles Colman, a partner of Charles Colman Law, told Managing IP the case might force the Supreme Court to set a standard in determining whether copyright laws are in compliance with the First Amendment.

“Once you have the test, it...

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