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RETHINK MUSIC, 2011 - The Conference in Review

RETHINK MUSIC , the ambitious music conference held April 25-27 at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston, sponsored by Reed MIDEM, the Berklee College of Music and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, convened an eclectic group of heavy hitters from the music, technology, education, legal...

The 35-Year Copyright Decay: Singers to Take Advantage of Approaching License/Transfer Termination Date

Dates far in the future have a tendency of falling off our radars. If you're looking 35-years into the future, the dates really fall off. Beyond the purchase of 35 twelve-month calendars, you can't effectively plan 3 1/2 decades in advance. But if you aren't at least looking ahead, be warned...

Macho, Macho Copyright: Village People’s Lead Singer Faces Resistance in Terminating Copyright Grant Pursuant to 17 USC 203

Y.M.C.A., Macho Man, In The Navy - you might never admit it, but you've danced to at least one of these, maybe at a sporting event or a wedding or (sadly) your prom. Thankfully, you're now a practicing attorney, and all that Village People stuff is behind you. Or is it? Strange days...

Will There Be a Winner in the Termination Rights Battle?

By: Kristin Kolick, J.D. Candidate 2012, New England Law | Boston 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...

The Music Industry’s Impending Firestorm: Termination of Copyrights

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'...