1.150 Now "Officially"(?) WTTT & Stunting w/"Danny Boy"s

A. Joseph Ross lawyer@attorneyross.com
Tue Nov 4 00:13:37 EST 2003

On 3 Nov 2003 at 5:56, Dan Strassberg wrote:

> Joe: As you have read in numerous posts on this topic (only one of which
> was mine), your answer of "yes" is incorrect. The correct answer, as
> applied to over-the-air terrestrial analog broadcasting, is "no." Garrett
> provided the most complete answer (that is, he wrote the first post in
> this thread that included all of the pertinent qualifications) and he
> explained why there are so many qualifications to the "no" answer. In any
> event, "no" is the correct answer for the case at hand, which involves a
> terrestrial AM station.
Actually, copyright on sound recordings is even more complicated than that.  There's no 
federal copyright on any sound recording made before 1972, but there may be a common-law 
copyright, probably in the person who owns the work being performed.  After 1972, sound 
recordings could be subject to a federal copyright.

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