Old Wine in New Bottles: New Uses for Previously Licensed Copyrighted Works

September 2010
Commercial & Business Litigation;Fall2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses several court cases, namely, Bartsch versus Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd. versus Walt Disney Co., and Random House, Inc. versus Rosetta Books LLC, to discuss the new use issue where the license of a product fails to expressly authorize the use. The cases involve the use of a licensee of a copyrighted work without the approval of the copyright holder on several conditions including that the use was not unknown during the signing of the license.


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