Georgia High Court Rules Internet Streaming of Pre-1972 Recordings Isn't Piracy

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Media companies that stream music recordings made prior to 1972 over the internet without paying royalties or licensing fees are not violating Georgia's criminal record piracy law, the state Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous opinion handed down Monday.

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  • Dan Greenfield (Jack F. Witcher law firm, Bremen)

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  • Carolyn Denslow

    I do not believe a historic prior to 1972 has a right to be copy write it is just like the drug companies. Shame on the greedy record company. They probably paid pennies to the artist. If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property. 23 And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

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