September 19, 2013 9th Cir. Orders Trial Over Bob Marley Licensing Rights September 19, 2013/ On the Cover Songs Rock River Commc'n v. Universal Music Group, No. 11-57168 (9th Cir. filed 9/18/13) [Decision] This case concerns licensing rights for early Bob Marley recordings. The absence of legal documentation has led to confusion as to who owns licensing rights for the recordings. The 9th Circuit found that the chain of title to the recordings, by both sides claiming rights, was "spotty." Therefore, the case was remanded for trial.