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After Eldred

Glenn Otis Brown, January 15th, 2003

The Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 against the petitioners in Eldred v. Ashcroft. (See Lessig’s blog and the Eldred site for official news and responses.)

What now? Creative Commons marches on as before, but with a pronounced sensitivity to the need to offer copyright holders who want to forgo long or broad copyright protections a simple way of doing so — whether by dedicating works to the public domain, or allowing the creative re-use of copyrighted works with our licenses.

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