Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tyler Ochoa on Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM Radio

Professor Tyler Ochoa has written a great post explaining the implications of Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM Radio. 

Follow this link to Eric Goldman’s blog: A Seismic Ruling On Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and State Copyright Law.

“A federal court in California has held that a California statute, Civil Code §980(a)(2), protects sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972 against unauthorized public performance.  The ruling is a … huge victory for sound recording copyright owners and a big defeat for broadcasters, one that threatens to undo a 75-year-old consensus that state law does not provide a public performance right for sound recordings. …”

Authors Guild v. Google will be argued in the Second Circuit on December 3rd

This means we could get a decision before the case’s 10 year anniversary!

Docket Number: 13-04829 in United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title: The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
Date Filed: 12/23/2013
Docket Proceedings
Docket Filed # Docket Text
143 09/30/2014 CASE CALENDARING, for argument on 12/03/2014 at 2:00pm, SET.[1332695] [13-4829]