Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against CBS Over Pre-1972 Recordings

On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals wiped out an eye-opening 2016 summary judgment ruling by a trial court that raised the prospect that music owners could enjoy perpetual copyright because remastered versions were independently copyrightable. In today’s decision, the appeals court concludes that the judge shouldn’t have ruled so quickly for CBS and casts doubt on whether remastered sound recordings exhibit enough originality to be copyrightable.

Source: Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against CBS Over Pre-1972 Recordings

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