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Copyright protection for 'orphan works' is upheld

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January 23, 2007|From Reuters

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a bid by Internet activists to roll back federal laws that extended copyright protection over "orphan works," or books and other media that are no longer in print.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss Kahle vs. Gonzales, which argued that legal changes made in the 1990s had vastly extended copyright protections at the expense of free speech rights.

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