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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Leggett, Stephen C
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 2:33 PM
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160602/07371934600/this-is-bad-court-says-remastered-old-songs-get-brand-new-copyright.shtml

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2016/06/articles/us-district-court-finds-digitally-remastered-pre-1972-sound-recordings-are-derivative-works-covered-by-federal-law-dismisses-suit-against-broadcaster-seeking-over-the-air-p/#.V1Bm7d0QEjE.twitter



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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Leggett, Stephen C
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http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/cbs-radio-defeats-pre-1972-royalties-claim-with-remaster-reboots-copyright-argument/

http://radioink.com/2016/06/02/end-copyright-war/

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202759076693/CBS-Wins-Fight-Over-Rights-to-Play-Oldies?mcode=1202617074964&curindex=1&slreturn=20160502085801



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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Shoshani
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 5:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pre-1972 sound recordings

What's going to happen is that dozens of independent producers are going to tweak and remaster needledrops from pre-1972 vinyl and even shellac, with signal processing/alteration and possibly time/pitch shifting. And the producers will claim copyright protection under this precedent.

I mean, I'm no attorney, but doesn't this decision basically undo Capitol vs Naxos? (A case I personally feel had no business being brought, as the original HMV work would have been issued by Victor under license rather than under copyright; the US was not part of any reciprocal copyright conventions pertaining to sound recording at the time the record in question was originally published, and Capitol itself was over a decade away from formation...)