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Like To Kill The Copyright To A Famed Song? Call These Guys

Law360 (February 6, 2018, 10:18 PM EST) -- A settlement last month that pushed the 1960s protest song “We Shall Overcome” into the public domain was the latest victory for a small group of lawyers who are quietly becoming the go-to team for invalidating questionable copyrights.

The deal with publisher Ludlow Music — which for decades charged fees for use of the civil rights anthem — came after nearly two years of class action litigation aimed at freeing the song from copyright protection.

The suit, filed by the filmmakers behind “Lee Daniels' The Butler”...
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