"On Tuesday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a copyright lawsuit brought by the heirs of William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello against producers of the Tony Award-nominated play Hand to God. However, the appeals court didn't accept dismissal for the same reason the lawsuit was initially thrown out. And in coming to its decision, the 2nd Circuit raises the possibility that the world- famous comedy routine "Who's on First?" is no longer under copyright."
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play's Use of "Who's on First" Routine; Hollywood Reporter, 10/11/16
Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter; Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play's Use of "Who's on First" Routine: