Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Village People" Singer, Songwriter Wins Copyright Victory

From the Hollywood Reporter: Village People member Victor Willis has won a victory against two music publishers who wanted a court to rule that Mr. Willis's notice last year, relinquishing his rights to some of his songs, is effective. A judge has instead decided that a copyright holder may "unilaterally" terminate such a grant of rights if it occurs not less than two years before the "intended termination date," that is, not earlier than 2013. More coverage here from NBC, here from the Toronto Star.

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