EMI Can't Appeal Music Copyright Ruling Midtrial: Judge

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 2:06 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday refused to allow EMI Inc. and other record labels to appeal, during trial, a ruling that safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act shielded online music storage services from copyright infringement allegations for pre-1972 recordings.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III denied EMI and its associated labels' request for interlocutory appeal of an October ruling that protected MP3tunes Inc. from copyright infringement allegations for songs recorded prior to 1972, saying that allowing EMI to appeal the...
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