Duran Duran Case Shouldn't Affect Paul McCartney Contracts

By Helene Freeman, Phillips Nizer LLP (January 30, 2017, 8:16 PM EST) -- Under the United States Copyright Act, authors have the right to terminate contracts for the assignment of copyright, or rights under copyright. This termination right is "inalienable"[1] and it cannot be waived by contract.[2] Under the Berne Convention, foreign authors enjoy the same rights under the U.S. copyright law as American authors enjoy.[3]...

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