By means of a master receiving set under its operation, and loudspeakers controlled by the guests, installed in its rooms, defendant hotel company made available the hearing of a copyrighted musical composition which had been broadcast. Neither the radio station nor the hotel was authorized to perform it. In a suit against the hotel company for alleged infringement of the copyright, relief was denied on the ground that reception did not constitute a performance within the meaning of the Copyright Act. The case was appealed and that question was certified to the Supreme Court. Held, that reception was essentially a reproduction within the control of the person receiving the program, hence within the meaning of the act. Buck v. Jewell-Lasalle Realty Co. U. S. Sup. Ct. 1931, Adv. Ops. Nos. 138 and 139.