Buck v. Jewell-LaSalle Realty Co.,
283 U.S. 191 (1931)

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Buck v. Jewell-LaSalle Realty Co., 283 U.S. 191 (1931)

Buck v. Jewell-LaSalle Realty Co.

Nos. 138 and 139

Argued March 3, 4, 1931

Decided April 13, 1931

283 U.S. 191


The acts of a hotel proprietor, in making available to his guests, through the instrumentality of a radio receiving set and loudspeakers installed in his hotel and under his control and for the entertainment of his guests, the hearing of a copyrighted musical composition which has been broadcast from a radio transmitting station, constitute a performance of such composition within the meaning of § 1(e) of the Copyright Act of March 4, 1909. P. 283 U. S. 196 et seq.

Question certified by the Circuit Court of Appeals upon appeals from decrees of the District Court, 32 F.2d 366, which dismissed suits to enjoin infringement of copyright and for damages.

Page 283 U. S. 195

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