Actions and Arguments in support of finding
the Copyright Term Extension Act
(CTEA)
Unconstitutional.

 Perspectives from the
 Art Historical and Visual Resources Communities

I. College Art Association Amicus Brief Documents and other related documents

1.  

Brief of the College Art Association, Visual Resources Association, National Humanities Alliance, Consortium of College and University Media Centers and National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage as amici curiae in support of petitioners Eric Eldred et al, v. John D. Ashcroft
[PDF format] Posted 5/30/2002

Prepared by Jeffrey P. Cunard, Bruce P. Keller, Christopher J. Robinson, Rebecca Tushnet
Debevoise & Plimpton
919 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10022
(212) 909-6000
2.   Memorandum on Eldred v. Ashcroft before the Supreme Court of the United States for the College Art Association in support of preparing an Amicus Brief requesting that the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act be found unconstitutional. Prepared by Jeffrey P. Cunard, Debevoise & Plimpton jpcunard@debevoise.com,
(202) 383-8043, February 2002
3.  

A Letter requesting aid from teachers scholars, curators, visual resources curators and related professionals in preparing the College Art Association Amicus Brief opposing the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) currently before the Supreme Court in the case of Eldred v. Ashcroft. 2/28/2002.

Prepared by Jeffrey P. Cunard
4.   Outline of College Art Association's Amicus Brief in Support of Eldred's Appeal Prepared under the direction of Jeffrey P. Cunard
5.   Latest news on the progress of the Eldred CTEA Challenge: Includes links to filed briefs. http://eldred.cc
6.   DFC Brief: filed by Glushko-Samuelson IP clinic students on behalf of DFC (among others) 5/23/02
[PDF format]
 
7.   American Library Association amicus brief. [PDF format]  
8.   Links to all briefs submitted with respect to Eldred v. Ashcroft. (From findlaw.com) Scroll down to October 9 or search for "Eldred."
9.   Transcript of Eldred v. Ashcroft before the Supreme court.  

II. Testimony & Letters of Support
from Art Historians and Visual Resources Professionals

       
4.   Letter in support of overturning the
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
DRAFT
5.   On the importance of the Public Domain to Art History teaching and research Christine L. Sundt
6.   A Case Against the Copyright Term Extension Act: (CTEA) From a Visual Resources Perspective Submitted anonymously. Anonymous Author
7.   On the use of Public Domain Text and Graphic Images in Art History teaching and research Kathy Cohen
8.   A Case Against the Copyright Term Extension Act: (CTEA): The FAIR USE BIND. Described from a Visual Resources Perspective, Submitted anonymously.  
       

III. Selected Resources about
Copyright Term Extension and
Promoting a lively Public domain:


 

IV. Argument before Supreme Court:
Issues, Observations and Reactions

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