Expression Policy Project includes materials on Eldred specifically and
on more general problems between intellectual property rights and free
expression. See Marjorie Heins, The
Delicate Balance between Copyright and Free Expression and "Intellectual
Property" and Intellectual Freedom.
Actions and Arguments in support of finding
the Copyright Term Extension Act
(CTEA) Unconstitutional. Perspectives from the Art Historical and Visual Resources Communities,
including examples of how the CTEA is making research and teaching life
difficult for art historians and visual resource personnel.
Relief Association is "dedicated to freeing music on the
internet." It seeks to amend the copyright law to allow personal uses
of web files, especially MIDI music files, as a "fair use."
Graveyard is a subpage of Melody
Lane operated by Jill B. It lists
songs that had to be removed from the Melody Lane site because their copyrights
were extended by the Sonny Bono term extension or by section
104A of the Copyright Act, restoring copyright to foreign works that had
entered the public domain in the United States due to failure to follow the
formal requirements of US copyright law prior to the 1976 Copyright Act. Melody
Lane is a wonderful site that contains hundreds of public domain musical
works in MIDI format for your listening enjoyment.
Limiting Copyright by
Susan Aker contains articles, links, and commentary on the subject of copyright and the Public
for the Public Domain
Commons for the latest on what is happening in the lawsuit challenging
the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
For information on public domain music, try The
Kitchen Musician's Hammered Dulcimer Site and/or
To learn more about film issues and the negative
implications of copyright extension for the creativity of filmmakers, send
an email to Larry Urbanski of the American
Film Heritage Association.