New York Common Law Copyright

Here’s a strange and somewhat disturbing case:
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/04/05/140248.php

It appears that New York common law expands copyright for sound recordings that, under federal law, are no longer protected. It’s disturbing for a number of reasons. For one, now people must think about a host of other issues whenever they use a work, even if it is no longer protected by federal copyright law. That was difficult enough before this decision, and that difficulty has now grown. Now we’ll have to wait until a case of digital and/or online infringement is brought to suit.

Will any court or law recognize the value of the public domain?

Comments (2) left to “New York Common Law Copyright”

  1. Dave Law wrote:

    Great to here that New York common law expands copyright for sound recordings………..

  2. Solicitors In Middlesbrough wrote:

    Will any court or law recognize the value of the public domain? – i think it would be a shame if they don’t

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