Appeals Court Holds that Music Downloads are Not Public Performances

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When a musical recording is streamed over the Internet, it’s a public performance. When it’s downloaded onto a computer or portable device, it’s not. That’s according to a September 2010 Second Circuit decision in United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”).

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