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The Top 10 Copyright Rulings Of 2016

By Bill Donahue (December 21, 2016, 2:21 PM EST) -- When it came to copyright rulings, 2016 saw a U.S. Supreme Court decision, big-time jury verdicts involving Google and Led Zeppelin, several major decisions on music law, and more. To get you up to speed for the start of the new year, here are the top 10 copyright decisions from the year that was.

10. Estate of Robert Graham v. Sotheby's Inc.

A federal judge's April decision — that California's Resale Royalty Act is preempted by federal copyright law — tossed out long-running class action litigation against Christie's Inc., Sotheby's Inc. and eBay Inc. over the quirky state statute.

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