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Hold the Line: Stop Copyright Rendition!

Lewis Hyde | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Lewis Hyde

In 1948, Twentieth-Century Fox released the Cold War's first anticommunist film, Iron Curtain, the soundtrack of which featured music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich himself never saw the film.

The Genius of Free Governments

Lewis Hyde | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Lewis Hyde

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case concerning what ought to be called "copyright rendition." The plaintiffs are challenging a 1994 law that, for the first time in U.S. history, removed hundreds of thousands of works from the public domain.