Vimeo Sent To 2nd Circ. Over Pre-1972 Safe Harbor Issue

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 5:15 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday allowed video-sharing service Vimeo to file an immediate appeal with the Second Circuit over the hot-button issue of whether federal safe harbor for copyright infringement covers pre-1972 recordings.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams certified an interlocutory appeal of a September ruling in which she said that any claims based on songs released before Feb. 15, 1972 — recordings that are subject to state copyrights, not federal ones — are categorically excluded from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's liability safe...
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Case Title

EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. et al v. Vimeo, LLC et al


Case Number

1:09-cv-10105

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Ronnie Abrams

Date Filed

December 10, 2009

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