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University of South Dakota School of Law

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

A copyright is forever

New_york_flag_4 New York's common law copyright, like a diamond, lasts forever, according to a new decision by the state's Court of Appeals, as reported by the New York Law Journal and  Under the decision, musical recordings, unlike the written compositions, do not go into the public domain after a time, so that every music recording ever made, from Thomas Edison forward, is still under copyright, at least in New York.  The 7-0 decision was written by Judge Victoria Graffeo.

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