Court Rules That NY Common Law Does Not Protect Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

, New York Law Journal


No common law right of public performance exists in New York state to compel Sirius XM Radio to pay fees for the use of pre-1972 sound recordings by popular artists such as The Turtles, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.

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Originally appeared in print as Judges Reject Bid for State Copyright of Old Recordings

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