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Golan v. Holder

Golan v. Holder

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FILED
United States Court of AppealsTenth Circuit
June 21, 2010
Elisabeth A. ShumakerClerk of Court
PUBLISHUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSTENTH CIRCUIT
LAWRENCE GOLAN; ESTATE OFRICHARD KAPP; S. A.PUBLISHING CO., INC., doingbusiness as ESS.A.Y. Recordings;SYMPHONY OF THE CANYONS;RON HALL, doing business asFestival Films; JOHN MCDONOUGH,doing business as Timeless VideoAlternatives International,Plaintiffs-Appellees and Cross-Appellants,v.Nos. 09-1234 & 09-1261ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., in his officialcapacity as Attorney General of theUnited States; MARYBETH PETERS,in her official capacity as Register of Copyrights, Copyright Office of theUnited States,Defendants-Appellants andCross-Appellees.ASSOCIATION OF AMERICANPUBLISHERS,Defendant._______________________________MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATIONOF AMERICA, INC.;INTERNATIONAL COALITION FORCOPYRIGHT PROTECTION; THEAMERICAN SOCIETY OFCOMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND
 
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PUBLISHERS; THE AMERICANSOCIETY OF MEDIAPHOTOGRAPHERS; THEASSOCIATION OF AMERICANPUBLISHERS; BROADCASTMUSIC, INC.; THE MUSICPUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OFTHE UNITED STATES; THESOFTWARE AND INFORMATIONINDUSTRY ASSOCIATION; THERECORDING INDUSTRYASSOCIATION OF AMERICA;REED ELSERVIER, INC.;HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTPUBLISHING CO.; PROFESSORDANIEL GERVAIS,Amici Curiae.
APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO(D.C. No. 1:01-CV-01854-LTB-BNB
)John S. Koppel, Attorney (Tony West, Assistant Attorney General; David M.Gaouette, Acting United States Attorney; William Kanter, Attorney, with him onthe briefs), Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Department of Justice, Washington,D.C., for Defendants-Appellants and Cross-Appellees.Anthony T. Falzone, Attorney, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford LawSchool, Stanford, California, (Julie A. Ahrens, Attorney, Center for Internet andSociety, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California; Hugh Q. Gottschalk andCarolyn J. Fairless, of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, Denver, Colorado; andLawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with him onthe briefs), for Plaintiffs-Appellees and Cross-Appellants.Paul Bender, Christopher A. Mohr, and Michael R. Klipper, of Meyer, Klipper &Mohr PLLC, Washington, D.C.; Thomas Kanan and Jonathan Decker, of McElroy,Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Greenwood Village, Colorado, filed an amici
 
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The Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, Senior Circuit Judge, United StatesCourt of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting by designation.
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curiae brief for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, theAmerican Society of Media Photographers, the Association of AmericanPublishers, Broadcast Music, Inc., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., theMusic Publishers Association of the United States, the Software and InformationIndustry Association, the Recording Industry Association of America, and ReedElsevier, Inc.Seth P. Waxman, Randolph D. Moss, D. Hien Tran, and Thomas Saunders, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, D.C., have filed anamicus curiae brief for the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.Eric M. Lieberman, David B. Goldstein, and Christopher J. Klatell, of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C., New York, NewYork, have filed an amicus curiae brief for the International Coalition forCopyright Protection.Alan C. Friedberg of Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey, P.C., Denver,Colorado, has filed an amicus curiae brief for Professor Daniel J. Gervais.Before
BRISCOE,
Chief Judge,
CUDAHY,
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and
TACHA
, Circuit Judges.
BRISCOE
, Chief Judge.Plaintiffs brought this action challenging the constitutionality of Section514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (“URAA”), Pub. L. No. 103-465,§ 514, 108 Stat. 4809, 4976–81 (1994) (codified as amended at 17 U.S.C. §§104A, 109), which granted copyright protection to various foreign works thatwere previously in the public domain in the United States. The district courtgranted plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment, concluding that Section 514

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