Brennan Center and Other Groups File Amicus Brief Challenging Laws That Shrink the Public Domain

January 28, 2005 - The Brennan Center for Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and the nonprofit advocacy groups Public Knowledge, the Center for the Public Domain, and the First Amendment Project filed an amicus brief today in Kahle v. Ashcroft, arguing that Congress’s elimination of copyright renewal requirements in 1992 created serious First Amendment problems by radically shrinking the public’s access to works that belong in the public domain.