California Supreme Court Watch

May 22, 2017
#17-163 Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Pandora Media, Inc., S240649. (9th Cir. No. 15-55287; 851 F.3d 950; Central District of California; No. 2:14-cv-07648-PSG-RZ.)

#17-163 Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Pandora Media, Inc., S240649. (9th Cir. No. 15-55287; 851 F.3d 950; Central District of California; No. 2:14-cv-07648-PSG-RZ.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law presented in a matter pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The questions presented are: “1. Under section 980(a)(2) of the California Civil Code, do copyright owners of pre-1972 sound recordings that were sold to the public before 1982 possess an exclusive right of public performance? 2. If not, does California’s common law of property or tort otherwise grant copyright owners of pre- 1972 sound recordings an exclusive right of public performance?”

Review granted: 5/17/2017

See the Ninth Circuit order