Online Publication Nixes Foreign Work Exemption: Court

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday tossed a Finnish record label's suit accusing Nelly Furtado of illegally sampling one of its copyrighted songs, in only the second case to rule on a key issue for infringement suits involving foreign works published online.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres declined to reconsider his earlier ruling that plaintiff Kernel Records Oy didn't have standing to bring the suit because it had failed to register "Acid Jazzed Evening" with the U.S. Copyright Office before filing its complaint over Furtado's...
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