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Do You Feel the Need for Speed[ily] … Terminating a Copyright Transfer?

July 12, 2022

From Top Gun to Friday the 13th to Marvel’s Avengers, cases concerning terminations of copyright transfers have been peppering the news for years. As background, Section 203 of the Copyright Act grants authors the right to recapture ownership of a copyright in a work that was previously transferred.  Learn about termination of transfers with the resources below and utilize this template with drafting notes to exercise this right and give notice of an artist’s intention to recapture their copyright interests.

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