Pre-1972 'Remaster' Ruling Heads To 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 28, 2016, 12:24 PM EDT) -- Song owners who filed class action litigation against CBS over so-called pre-1972 recordings are heading to the Ninth Circuit to challenge a novel ruling last month that “remastered” versions of old tracks played over the airwaves aren't even pre-1972 songs in the first place.

On Monday, ABS Entertainment — a music catalog owner that filed the case against CBS — appealed the May 30 decision to the Ninth Circuit, setting the stage for a major appellate ruling on whether AM/FM radio operators like CBS must pay millions in new royalties for the old tunes.

Like many other radio operators, CBS has...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!