3 thoughts on “Off The Hook”

  1. Hello I just heard you on “Off the Hook.”
    If I understood, correctly, the copyright for the music and/or songs you used in your movie had all expired except in thr state of New York.

    I am really surprised you did not fight this based on the “Supremacy Clause” that is in the US Consitition where the US Supreme Court has decided in Edgar v. Mite Corporation, 457 U.S. 624 (1982), the Supreme Court ruled that “A state statute is void to the extent that it actually conflicts with a valid Federal statute.” In effect, this means that a State law will be found to violate the supremacy clause when either of the following two conditions (or both) exist:[1]

    1.Compliance with both the Federal and State laws is impossible, or
    2.”…state law stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress…”

  2. @Trent – That has been fought (by Naxos, I believe), and lost. I was ready and willing to fight on any/all grounds. Unfortunately the SCOTUS already decided the unconstitutional was constitutional. I could have argued Fair Use, but that would have taken years and years and tons of money, and like I said I would have been barred from all venues in the meantime.

    Lawyers agree the Naxos decision was terrible, but there it is.

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