No. 13, Docket 81-7027.

672 F.2d 1095 (1982)

ROY EXPORT COMPANY ESTABLISHMENT OF VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, v. COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., Defendant-Appellant-Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 4, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carleton G. Eldridge, Jr., New York City (June A. Eichbaum, John M. Keene, III, Peter M. Nelson, Ronald E. Guttman, and Coudert Brothers, New York City, on the brief), for defendant-appellant-cross-appellee.

Stuart Robinowitz, New York City (Steven B. Rosenfeld, Mary B. Seyferth, Howard A. Smith, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants.

Before NEWMAN and KEARSE, Circuit Judges, and DALY, District Judge.

NEWMAN, Circuit Judge:

Although the 1976 Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-810 (1976), prospectively ended the era of common-law copyright as of January 1, 1978,1 troublesome questions will continue to arise for some time concerning the availability of pre-1978 common-law protection for intellectual property.2 Some of those questions are among the issues presented by this appeal from a judgment...

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