Vimeo Wants 2nd Circ. Review Of Pre-'72 Recordings Rule

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Video-sharing service Vimeo asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to give it the chance to file an immediate appeal to the Second Circuit on the hot-button issue of whether federal safe harbor for copyright infringement covers pre-1972 recordings.

Vimeo wants an interlocutory appeal of U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams' Sept. 18 ruling that any claims based on songs released before Feb. 15, 1972, which are subject to state copyrights, not federal ones, are categorically excluded from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's safe harbor for Internet...
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