Civil Case No. 01-cv-01854-LTB.

611 F.Supp.2d 1165 (2009)

Lawrence GOLAN; Estate of Richard Kapp; S.A. Publishing Co., Inc., d/b/a ESS.A.Y. Recordings; Symphony of the Canyons; Ron Hall, d/b/a Festival Films; and John McDonough, d/b/a Timeless Video Alternatives International, Plaintiffs, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States; and Marybeth Peters, in her official capacity as Register of Copyrights, Copyright Office of the United States, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Colorado.

April 3, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carolyn J. Fairless, Hugh Gottschalk, Wheeler Trigg Kennedy, LLP, Denver, CO, Colette Vogele, Anthony T. Falzone, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, Edward Lee, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH, for Plaintiffs.

Christopher R. Hall, Joshua Z. Rabinovitz, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Thomas Louis Kanan, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Denver, CO, for Defendants.

Holly Gaudreau, Theodore T. Herhold, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Christopher J. Sprigman, Jennifer S. Granick, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, for Plaintiffs/Defendants.


BABCOCK, District Judge.

This case—as now presented—concerns the validity of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act ("URAA"), 17 U.S.C. § 104A. Section 514 restores the United States copyrights of foreign authors who lost those rights to the public domain for any reason other than the expiration of a copyright term. Plaintiffs filed this suit in September 2001, asserting claims challenging Section...

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