Ex-Village People Singer Argues For Copyright Termination

Law360, San Diego (March 20, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT) -- In one of the first copyright termination disputes, an attorney representing The Village People’s original lead singer on Tuesday argued before a California federal judge that Victor Willis has the right to issue a termination notice to recover the copyright grants of "YMCA" and other songs and that a suit by the band’s production company contesting the move should be dismissed.

Brian Caplan, a Caplan & Ross LLP attorney, claimed that the U.S. Copyright Act permits artists to terminate post-1977 copyright grants after 35 years, and...
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