Patent and Copyright Term Extension and the Constitution: A Historical Perspective
49 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 19, 2001
111 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2014 Last revised: 31 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2001
The U.S. Constitution provides that patents and copyrights may only be granted "for limited Times." This article analyzes the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (CTEA) in light of the long history of congressional extensions of patents and copyrights.
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