Herbert v. Shanley Co.
242 U.S. 591 (1917)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Herbert v. Shanley Co., 242 U.S. 591 (1917)

Herbert v. Shanley Company

No. 427, 433

Argued January 10, 1917

Decided January 22, 1917

242 U.S. 591

Syllabus

The performance of a copyrighted musical composition in a restaurant or hotel without charge for admission to hear it but as an incident of other entertainment for which the public pays infringes the exclusive right of the owner of the copyright to perform the work publicly for profit under the Act of March 4, 1909, c. 320, § 1(e), 35 Stat. 1075.

221 F. 229, 229 F. 340, reversed.

The cases are stated in the opinion.

Page 242 U. S. 593

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