Village People Publishers Want Singer's IP Rights Limited

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Two music publishers on Tuesday asked a California federal court to limit former Village People singer Victor Willis' ability to recover the rights to songs like “YMCA” and “In the Navy,” saying he deserves only a share proportional to his royalties.

Publishing companies Scorpio Music SA and Can't Stop Productions Inc., which currently own the rights to almost three dozen Village People songs, said Willis should be allowed only a portion of the rights equivalent to the royalty payments he has received while the music publishers...
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