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