This is a very counterintuitive ruling: elected officials may copyright public domain works, allowing a priviledged elite to make cash off of works they did not create and which potentially may have been published with the intention of being copyleft. That is, if you consider theft as seisure of another's property without asking them first, a clear example of theft.
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Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works
Congress may take works out of the public domain and grant them copyright status, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The top court was ruling on a petition by a group of orchestra conductors, educator…