Jury Hands Win To Publishers In Classic Rock Archive IP Suit

Law360 (March 20, 2020, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Wolfgang's Vault, an archive of thousands of classic rock concerts, was dealt a loss in a copyright lawsuit brought by several music publishers after a New York federal jury ruled that Wolfgang's must pay up for streaming the performances without proper licenses.

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in 2018 already determined that the owners of Wolfgang's infringed all of the disputed works, finding them "at least reckless" in most cases because they were aware that they lacked the required copyright licenses to stream pre-1972 song recordings and audiovisual works on its website.

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