Paul McCartney Tells Sony To 'Let It Be' Over Early Work

Law360, Los Angeles (January 18, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- Paul McCartney lodged a suit against Sony/ATV on Wednesday over copyright interests in The Beatles’ songs, asking a New York federal judge to confirm that the legendary songwriter won’t face breach of contract claims if he cuts off rights Sony’s predecessors acquired 50 years ago.

The suit runs through a brief history of Paul McCartney's songwriting career with The Beatles, including the copyright assignment decisions made by McCartney and John Lennon from 1962 to 1971. (AP) McCartney had in 2008 filed termination notices — a right under the Copyright Act that permits the makers of songs before 1978 to end copyright...

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