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Higher Ed Group Cheers SCOTUS Ruling in Copyright Case

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 9 to 0 that Congress does not have the authority to repeal states’ sovereign immunity from copyright infringement suits in the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990. States’ immunity extends to “instruments of the state,” including public colleges, which are often reservoirs of information and spearheading digital preservation efforts. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities issued a statement in support of the ruling.

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