Copyright LawRobert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida, New York Law Journal
N.Y. Court of Appeals Determines Common Law Rights in Sound Recordings
Copyright Law columnists Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida write: The treasure trove of pre-1972 hits has spawned a multitude of civil actions, appeals to the Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, certifications to the highest courts of New York and Florida, and a complex class action settlement agreement with multiple contingencies depending primarily on whether the pending actions ultimately recognize a public performance right.
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