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Archived updates for Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Copyright Term Extended in New York State

According to an article in the April 18, 2005 issue of Managing Intellectual Property, an April 5 decision of the New York Court of Appeals means that sound recordings made before 1972 cannot be reproduced without the permission of the copyright owner anywhere in New York until February 15 2067. The case is Capitol Records v. Naxos of America (April 5, 2005 NY Slip Op 02570) and according to John Caher writing in the New York Law Journal, "New York apparently stands alone in its common law protection of the intellectual property rights of composing artists."
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