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Hank Sr.'s Radio Tapes Up For Grabs?
Highest Court Court of Appeals of Tennessee
Year Ended 2006
Plaintiffs Polygram Records
Defendants Record Label(s)
Williams, Hank (Jr.)
Other Williams, Hank (Sr.)
Short Description After live performances by Williams were recovered from a radio station's trash, three different parties sued over rights to release them: the party who purchased the tapes from radio station, Williams' former record label, and Williams' heirs. The court found that the radio station did not possess copyrights to the performances by virtue of ownership and the record label only had rights to his phonograph recordings. Heirs get it. - LSW

Legal Issues
Contracts Terms Construction & Interpretation
Copyrights Ownership Scope of Rights
Property Intangible Property Ownership, Possession & Tenancy
  Personal Property Scope of Rights
Trademarks & Unfair Competition State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity


Opinions Polygram Records, Inc. v. Legacy Entertainment Group, LLC
205 S.W.3d 439
Court of Appeals of Tennessee , January 20, 2006 ( No. M2003-02608-COA-R3-CV )


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Related Searches Parties
Polygram Records ( Plaintiff )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )
Williams, Hank (Jr.) ( Defendant )
Williams, Hank (Sr.) ( Other )

Legal Issues
Contracts / Terms / Construction & Interpretation
Copyrights / Ownership / Scope of Rights
Property / Intangible Property / Ownership, Possession & Tenancy
Property / Personal Property / Scope of Rights
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity

Courts
Court of Appeals of Tennessee (highest court)


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