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Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Transcript Online

I seem to recall, somewhat dimly,that the CTEA actually did remove some 
works form the public domain. Is this correct?

JUSTICE SOUTER: Why wouldn't it? If the equity argument under the 
Necessary and Proper Clause justifies extension of the copyright for 
those whose copyright will expire tomorrow if it's not extended, in 
order to put them on parity with those getting copyrights for new 
works, why doesn't it apply to the copyright, the holder of the 
copyright that expired yesterday?

GENERAL OLSON: You could arguably [*42] -- you could conceivably make 
that argument, Justice Souter, but there is a bright line there. 
Something that has already gone into the public domain, which other 
individuals or companies or entities may then have acquired an interest 
in, or rights to, or be involved in disseminating --