Reconciling Same-Sex Marriage And Copyright Law

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT) -- Effective July 24, 2011, New York State recognized single-sex marriages[1], becoming the most populous American state to have done so by legislation. What this will mean in a host of fields has been the subject of enormous discussion, but here’s an aspect you may not have considered: How will it affect renewal of copyrights and termination of transfers of and licenses under copyrights?

Apples and oranges? Not quite.

A Word About Copyright Renewals and Terminations

Before trying to predict the future, a historical note is in...
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