The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a California district court's ruling that the remastering of a sound recording effectively created a new version of that recording.
- The case was brought by a number of US record companies against the radio broadcaster CBS because the broadcaster had claimed that it was only broadcasting digitized versions of pre-1972 sound recordings, which it claimed were covered by federal copyright law.
Features and Benefits
- Discusses the court's decision to reverse a ruling that the remastering of a sound recording created a new version of that recording.
- Explains the grounds for the case reversal and why the appeal court decided that the district court decision was incorrect.
Key questions answered
- Why did the appeal court rule that the district court had erred in the CBS remastering pre-1972 recordings case?
- What happens to the legal case now?
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The most famous date in US copyright law
The CBS remastered summary judgment
Appeal court reverses the district court decision
Abuse of discretion by excluding expert testimony