Rock music

IP forecast: 9th Circ. Cert. In the fight of rock music

By Andrew Karpan (December 2, 2021, 8:56 p.m. EST) – A Ninth Circuit panel will examine next week whether a California federal court has falsely certified classes of rock musicians and songwriters accusing a website of marketing unauthorized recordings. allowed rock concerts.

Alleged owners of online concert archive called Wolfgang’s Vault want the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling that certified singer Greg Kihn – best known for his 1983 hit song “Jeopardy” – to lead a class of musicians who say the website markets pirated recordings that they have never licensed. The lower court also certified Kihn’s publisher to jointly lead a class of composers ….

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