CBS must face revived lawsuit in U.S. over pre-1972 recordings

By Jonathan Stempel(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit accusing CBS Corp of copyright infringement for playing digitally remastered songs recorded before 1972 by Al Green, the Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson and others on its radio stations and online.The 9th U.

S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California said a lower court judge acted too quickly in saying federal copyright law preempted California state law claims by the plaintiffs, which owned the original analogue recordings."A digitally remastered sound.....

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