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Elvis Press Conference is a "Record"?
Highest Court New York Supreme Court
Year Ended 1972
Plaintiffs Buddah Records
Magazine Publisher(s)
Defendants RCA Records
Other Presley, Elvis
Short Description Plaintiff, producer of multimedia magazine "Current Audio," was schedule to release its first issue featuring a 45 minute press conference held by Presley on vinyl, pressed and released by Buddah Records. Plaintiff sued for declaratory judgment that their release did not infringe RCA's exclusive right to release "performances" by Presley, according to the record contract he'd previously signed with them. The court granted Plaintiff's motion, finding no infringement of RCA's rights, which were for musical performances according to the contract, and did not extend to things like press conferences or off-the-cuff remarks. - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Temporary Restraining Order
Constitutional Law First Amendment Media Protection & Public Interest
Property Intangible Property Declaratory Judgment
Torts Privacy Torts Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
Trademarks & Unfair Competition State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity


Opinions Current Audio, Inc. v. RCA Corp.
337 N.Y.S.2d 949
New York Supreme Court , August 01, 1972 ( _ )


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Related Searches Parties
Buddah Records ( Plaintiff )
Magazine Publisher(s) ( Plaintiff )
Presley, Elvis ( Other )
RCA Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Temporary Restraining Order
Constitutional Law / First Amendment / Media Protection & Public Interest
Property / Intangible Property / Declaratory Judgment
Torts / Privacy Torts / Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity

Courts
New York Supreme Court (highest court)


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