In June 2016, Los Angeles-based U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson ruled that songs played by stations then-owned by CBS Radio that were originally recorded before 1972 but remastered do not fall under the purview of state copyright law and are entitled to new copyright protections.
Some 17 months later, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned the lower court’s decision, creating a setback for CBS.
Since then, the Music Modernization Act became Federal law. CBS asked a California U.S. Appeals Court for a rehearing, given Congress’ action.
It said no.