EU High Court Brings It All Back Home For Sony

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Union's highest court has ruled that a German music distributor cannot sell two Bob Dylan compilation albums because Sony Corp. owns the rights to the songs in question.

The European Court of Justice said in a Tuesday ruling that music is protected under EU law if it was registered in one of the member countries before July 1995.

The disputes centers on two albums, “Blowin' in the Wind” and “Gates of Eden.” The compilations include songs featured on the Dylan albums “Bringing It All...
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