6th Circ. Judge Knocks Copyright 'Groove' In Everly Bros. Suit

Law360 (May 4, 2020, 10:25 PM EDT) -- A Sixth Circuit judge expressed worry Monday that courts have gotten stuck in a "groove" of misinterpreting copyright laws, while concurring in a divided ruling that revived a suit over rights to the 1960 song "Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.

U.S. Circuit Judge Eric E. Murphy sided with U.S. Circuit Judge John K. Bush, saying a Tennessee district court had been wrong to toss the legal fight between Don Everly and the widow and children of his late brother and onetime bandmate Phil Everly.

Judges Bush and Murphy agreed, contrary to the lower court's conclusion, that there remains a dispute...

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