Court Favors ISPs in ‘Pre-72 Copyright Case

By on Jun, 16 2016 with Comments 0

Music-NotesAn appeals court ruling Thursday brought a win to record labels in a long-standing suit brought by major record labels over video-sharing site Vimeo.

The decision applies to pre-’72 recordings, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The case stems from 2009, when Capitol Records and others sued Vimeo for copyright infringement.

One of the decisions discussed in the suit was whether to apply safe harbor to sound recordings created before 1972, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which reports the decision will be remanded back to district court, but may become a new roadmap for copyright right owners and digital service providers.

 

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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