Will There Be a Winner in
the Termination Rights Battle?
17 U.S.C. § 203 provides generally that the creator of a
work other than a work made for hire may terminate an exclusive or nonexclusive
grant of rights, thereby regaining the previously granted interest in the work.
Under Congress' 1976 revision of the
Copyright Act, which is applicable to works created in 1978 and later, the
grant's termination may be effected at any time "during a five year period
beginning at the end of thirty-five years from the date of execution of the