Friday, June 30, 2017

Paul, Sony/ATV reach settlement on copyright fight

Paul McCartney and Sony/ATV have reached a confidential settlement regarding publishing copyrights over his share of The Beatles' catalog.
... McCartney sued in January, asking the court for a declaration that he could soon reclaim his copyright ownership share to the iconic group's catalog of songs. The Copyright Act of 1976 lengthened the term of copyright protection, but it also created for owners of works who signed over their rights on or before Jan. 1, 1978, the non-waivable right to reclaim them after a certain period of time.




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