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Introduction

Paul McCartney has asked a New York federal court to validate his Sony ATV copyright termination notices.

Highlights

  • In a move that is set to clarify the position of legacy artists and their rights to terminate publishing deals signed prior to 1978, former Beatle Paul McCartney has filed a request with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York asking for a declaration that the termination notices served by his legal team since 2008 on Sony ATV relating to his share in several Beatles songs written between 1962 and early 1971 are valid.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains why Paul McCartney has asked a New York federal court to validate his Sony ATV copyright termination notices.
  • Explains what termination rights are and how they work.

Key questions answered

  • How do US termination rights work, and what songs does Paul McCartney want to retain copyright ownership of?
  • Why is Sony ATV resisting Paul McCartney's termination claims?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The long road to copyright termination
  • McCartney requests validity of termination notices
  • Sony ATV playing the waiting game

Appendix

  • Author

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