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Archived updates for Monday, September 27, 2004

Bootleg Recording Law Struck Down

According to a September 26, 2004 report from Variety Manhattan U.S. District Judge Harold Baer struck down 35 USC 2319A because U.S. copyright law limits protection of a work to the life of the author plus 70 years. The criminal anti-bootlegging act runs afoul of that legal standard because it "grants seemingly perpetual protection to live musical performances,'' the judge said.
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