Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is a nice visit, but for music aficionados looking to explore the business side of rock history, a trip to a New York federal courtroom might be more educational. There, some legends including Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Talking Heads’ David Byrne, The Who’s Pete Townshend and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe have been popping up in recent months in the middle of massive copyright fight against a website boasting an impressive array of live recordings.

In 2015, the National Music Publishers’ Association led its members to file suit against William Sagan, who runs Wolfgang’s Vault, boasting what The Wall Street Journal once called “the most important collection of rock memorabilia and recordings ever assembled,” valued in excess of $100 million.

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