Supreme Court Docket: Surveillance, Profanity and Thought Patents
by David Kravets, Wired Magazine, September 30, 2011
The Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term begins Oct. 3 with arguments on the docket concerning everything from television profanity to warrantless GPS surveillance. Cases we are tracking also surround whether Congress may place public-domain works into copyright and whether “thought” can be patented. The justices hear about six dozen cases annually, and four dozen have been chosen so far. A number of crucial cases from the appellate courts are vying to be added. …
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