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ABS pre-1972 copyright case against CBS to be replayed

Michael Loney, New York

A copy of the original analogue sound recording will rarely exhibit the necessary originality to qualify for independent copyright protection, writes Judge Richard Linn, sitting by designation

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has revived ABS Entertainment’s lawsuit against CBS Radio alleging copyright infringement for playing digitally-remastered songs recorded before 1972.

Recordings made before 1972 are not covered by US federal copyright law. Recordings fixed after...

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