Court turns down The Turtles in battle with SiriusXM

Court turns down The Turtles in battle with SiriusXM

actoplus home services Petrila TALLAHASSEE — They might have been “Happy Together” years ago, but vocalists for The Turtles won’t be pleased with a ruling the Florida Supreme Court made Thursday.

namoro com espanhol The court unanimously sided with SiriusXM in a dispute about whether the satellite radio giant has to pay royalties to Flo & Eddie, a California-based company whose principals are The Turtles vocalists Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan.

kennenlernen zusammen getrennt Chenôve Flo & Eddie filed the Florida lawsuit in 2013 against SiriusXM and filed similar cases in New York and California. The Florida lawsuit accused SiriusXM of infringing on what Flo & Eddie believed was a common-law copyright of songs by making “unauthorized public performances” of the pop group’s hits.

namorar no zap But Thursday’s ruling upheld a decision by a federal judge, who found that nothing in Florida statutes or common law deals with copyrights of recordings that were made before 1972, when the federal Sound Recordings Act went into effect.ö.html Flo & Eddie appealed, but the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case to the Florida Supreme Court, asking justices to decide, among other things, whether state common law recognizes a property right in sound recordings.

ivermectin cream brands india Pašilaičiai Florida law “has never previously recognized an exclusive right of public performance for sound recordings,” Justice Charles Canady wrote in Thursday’s 35-page unanimous decision.

Justice R. Fred Lewis concurred but did not sign on to the majority opinion.

“To recognize such a right for the first time today would be an inherently legislative task. Such a decision would have an immediate impact on consumers beyond Florida’s borders and would affect numerous stakeholders who are not parties to this suit,” Canady wrote.

Flo & Eddie’s California case is pending, but in 2015, SiriusXM agreed to pay $210 million to five music companies to settle a separate California lawsuit over broadcasts of pre-1972 recordings.