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The Copyright Office Tunes In

On November 4, 2010 By Kelly Donley

Upon Congress’s prompting, the U.S. Copyright Office has begun a study on the desirability of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under federal jurisdiction. In a notice of inquiry, the Copyright Office has requested written comments from all interested parties.

Sound recordings were protected solely under state law [...]

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Stay tuned for Guerrilla Radio: Has the Time Come for a Full Performance Right in Sound Recordings in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The abstract for the note is below:

Musicians and songwriters occupy a unique place in society as purveyors of composition and [...]

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