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Federal copyright protection for pre-1972 sound recordings

Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Federal copyright protection for pre-1972 sound recordings

a report of the Register of Copyrights

by Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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Published by United States Copyright Office in Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Copyright,
  • Preservation,
  • Sound recordings

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF2996 .L525 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25151842M
    LC Control Number2011285308

    REED, TRIBAL CLAIMS TO PRE SOUND RECORDINGS, 40 COLUM.J.L. & ARTS (). COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF LAW & THE ARTS [ years later tribal members find, often to their horror, that these sensitive materials are available for sale, download, or streaming to the public.2 This scenario aptly describes the life of numerous sound recordings made on federally recognized. And, although federal law supersedes state law, the copyright act exempted pre sound recordings from the federal law for many decades. Until (thanks to this law and the subsequent CTEA), these earlier sound recordings will enjoy the protection they had won under state laws.   SiriusXM, a case concerning pre sound recordings, which are not protected under federal law, and the public performance right, Florida’s Supreme Court stated that, in bringing the case, “Flo & Eddie essentially asks this Court to recognize an unworkable common law right in pre sound recordings that is broader than any right ever.


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Federal copyright protection for pre-1972 sound recordings by Library of Congress. Copyright Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

As a result, there are a variety of legal regimes governing protection of pre sound recordings in the various states, and the scope of protection and of exceptions and limitations to that protection is unclear.

Current law provides that pre sound recordings may remain protected under state law. recordings fixed on or after Febru are protected under federal copyright law, but recordings fixed before that date are protected by a patchwork of state statutory and common law.

The Report recommends that federal copyright protection should apply File Size: 1MB. Thus, there are currently two primary regimes of protection for sound recordings: State law protects pre recordings, and Federal copyright law protects sound recordings of U.S.

origin first fixed on or after Febru For many years, a false rumor persisted that because pre recordings are not protected by federal copyright law, they are not protected at all, and one need not pay royalties to use such.

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Eventually Congress federalized copyright for sound recordings, but it didn't apply to any sound recordings from before (and a few at the very, very, very beginning ofbut it's easier. The National Jukebox, the new collection of digitized pre recordings streamed from the Library of Congress, appears to have been a big success.

The LA Times reported that the website logged more than 1 million page views streams in the first 48 hours after it was announced. There are many blog postings and Twitter streams that discuss unusual music and spoken recordings.

The new bill also brings older recordings into the public domain sooner. Recordings made before will exit from all copyright protection after a 3-year grace period. Recordings made from to will enter the public domain over the next several decades.

And recordings from onward will continue under copyright untilas before. Performance Rights in Pre Sound Recordings Kicked to California Supreme Court.

Sound recordings after fall within the scope of. Pre sound recordings are brought more in line with the treatment of works within the federal copyright system.

Owners of these sound recordings can receive the same remedies as copyright owners of post sound recordings, and users can make use of limitations and exceptions to these remedies. The issue of whether pre sound recordings are restricted by state copyright law is currently being litigated in at least the following cases: Federal copyright law doesn’t give artists and labels the right to control most ways music recordings are played in.

Important news on pre sound recordings They are instead protected by state common law copyright until at least This leads to some odd actions, such as Nancy Sinatra last year testifying last year in a hearing on the need for a performance right on radio - even though most of her songs (and those of her father) would not be eligible.

Therefore, the court found that the DMCA extended to pre sound recordings protected under state law. The court further held that the plaintiffs' interpretation would eviscerate the purpose of the DMCA. "The plain meaning of the DMCA's safe harbors, read in light of their purpose, covers both state and federal copyright claims.".

Currently, the federal courts are split on whether a state's misappropriation law establishes a cause of action to a copyright holder with a pre sound recording. The outcome of these cases may help to clarify what protection is afforded to pre sound recordings, and under what law. Common law copyright is the legal doctrine which grants copyright protection based on common law of various jurisdictions, rather than through protection of statutory law.

In part, it is based on the contention that copyright is a natural right and creators are therefore entitled to the same protections anyone would be in regard to tangible and real property.

The body of pre sound recordings is vast. Commercially released "popular" recordings come most readily to mind -- from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. But pre commercial recordings encompass a wide range of genres: ragtime and jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, country and folk music, classical Format: Hardcover.

copyright protection of sound recordings fixe d before Febru I believe this is I believe this is an important area for consideration, as ch anges have the potentia l to positively or. In sound recordings were brought within federal law, but this amendment applied only to sound recordings made Febru or thereafter, of leaving state common-law copyright as the main source of legal protection for sound recordings made before that.

the senses. 7 Since fi xation is an essential element of copyright protection, that decision presented an obstacle to federal copyright protection for sound recordings.8 Any copyright protection that sound recordings enjoyed prior to stemmed from state laws.

In the s and early s, unauthorized copying of sound recordings became cheaper. Although the current administration considered extending the applicability of federal copyright laws to pre sound recordings, ultimately these works were not brought under federal protection.

Thus, to determine whether a specific pre sound recording is under copyright protection, an individual usually must look to state law.

The copyright law of the United States grants monopoly protection for "original works of authorship". With the stated purpose to promote art and culture, copyright law assigns a set of exclusive rights to authors: to make and sell copies of their works, to create derivative works, and to perform or display their works exclusive rights are subject to a time limit, and generally.

However, the court’s interpretation of the words “infringement of copyright” held that “copyright” in Section includes protection under both common law, and federal law, and they decided that pre sound recordings were legally made available for anyone by way of the safe harbor provisions using online music services such as.

Eli A. Baughman (Editor) Series: Music Rights, Laws, Distribution and Royalties BISAC: LAW In a nutshell, recordings made before Febru are not protected by federal law, which can complicate how—or whether—royalties are paid for certain uses, like plays on internet or satellite radio.

Many people are unaware that there wasn’t even a copyright for recordings until Well, that’s not entirely true—some sound. Depending on your point of view, the settlement agreement reached last year between Flo and Eddie and Sirius XM is looking like sheer genius or fool hardy folly.

On June 5,a Federal Judge in the Northern District of Illinois ruled that pre sound recordings did not have performance rights under Illinois law, joining New York in denying protection for scores of recording artists. For more information about pre sound recordings, we recommend Protection for Pre Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: A State Analysis (PDF), a report prepared for the National Recording Preservation Board by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property in Author: Raven Lanier.

Pre sound recordings were not granted federal protection nor were they included in the compulsory license scheme. Instead, these recordings were only protected under non-uniform state : Michael Poster.

There were many significant copyright-related court cases decided during Breaking them down, the most significant were: A case involving whether digitally remastered pre sound recordings are independently copyrightable. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the lower court’s grant of summary judgement in favor of.

Eventually Congress federalized copyright for sound recordings, but it didn't apply to any sound recordings from before (and a few at the very, very, very beginning ofbut it's easier.

In the past few years, the public performance of songs authored before sound recordings fell under federal copyright law has become a contentious legal issue.

First, we need to provide a little background on the litigation over pre sound recordings. Federal law did not recognize a copyright in sound recordings until So while the underlying musical composition in a song was protected under Federal law, a recording by a particular band or singer was not.

Sound recordings created before that date are not subject to federal copyright protection.[6] Rather, pre sound recordings are governed by an amalgam of state laws, both statutory[7] and at. Title II of the MMA, the Classics Protection and Access Act, created chapter 14 of the copyright law, ti United States Code, which, among other things, extends remedies for copyright infringement to owners of sound recordings fixed before Febru (“Pre Sound Recordings”).

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation was introduced this week to close a long-standing quirk in copyright law: Sound-recordings made before do not get federal protection. It’s long been. Sound recordings fixed after this date are governed by federal copyright law.

This decision arose out of a copyright infringement suit brought by Flo & Eddie, Inc., an entity that owns the rights to certain pre music recordings by famed rock band The Turtles, against a major satellite and internet radio broadcasting organization.

As mentioned above, Congress changed the copyright law in to grant year protection to pre sound recordings. Unpublished pre sound recordings now have federal copyright protection for 95 years from "date of fixation", subject to many of the same exceptions and limitations of other copyrights%(18).

In Goldstein, in which petitioners were charged with the unauthorized duplication of recordings of performances made during the pre-protection era, the Supreme Court held that state statutes, in particular those of California, which sought to protect pre sound recordings, were constitutional and did not impinge upon the federal authority.

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Our firm represents clients with patent and trademark prosecution at. chapter 11—sound recordings and music videos (§ ) chapter 12—copyright protection and management systems (§§ – ) chapter 13—protection of original designs (§§ – ) chapter 14—unauthorized use of pre sound recordings (§ ).

The author has tried to include a much wider range of IP fields and related areas than is typical, with coverage including undeveloped ideas, trade secrets, privacy law, government classification, FOIA, utility patents, copyright, state-law copyright for pre sound recordings, anti-bootlegging, trademark, unfair competition, business names.

Tennessee legislation introduced for pre sound recordings (Jan. 31, ) – HB / SB was introduced in Tennessee to provide state-level copyright protection for pre sound recordings, which are not copyrighted under US federal law. A smattering of states clearly apply copyright-like protections for pre sound recordings.In response, Congress adopted the Sound Recording Amendment ofwhich protected sound recordings fixed on or after 15 February, 13 Shortly thereafter, the Supreme Court in Goldstein v California held that under the Act there was no federal pre-emption of state law protection for pre sound recordings.

14 Congress opted to.The Copyright Office was charged to “conduct a study of the desirability and means of bringing sound recordings fixed before Februunder federal.