Civ. A. No. 18887.

190 F.Supp. 272 (1959)

REEVE MUSIC CO., Inc. and Robbins Music Corporation, Plaintiffs v. CREST RECORDS, INC., and Shelley Products, Ltd., Defendants.

United States District Court E. D. New York.

June 22, 1959.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Abeles & Bernstein, New York City, Julian T. Abeles, New York City, of counsel, for plaintiffs.

Jack Pearl, New York City, for defendants.

ABRUZZO, District Judge.

The plaintiffs, music publishers, instituted this action against the defendants under the provisions of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., and 28 U.S.C. § 1338 relating to the compulsory licensing of phonograph records. Section 1(e), 17 U.S.C., provides:

"§ 1. Exclusive rights as to copyrighted works "Any person entitled thereto, upon complying with the provisions of this title, shall have the...

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