Duran Duran Case Shouldn't Affect Paul McCartney Contracts
Law360, New York (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" and it cannot be waived by contract. Under the Berne Convention, foreign authors enjoy the same rights under the U.S. copyright law as American authors enjoy.
The decision by an English trial court that the exercise by the members of Duran Duran of their right to terminate the assignment of their United States copyrights under U.S. law constituted a breach of contract under English law has raised alarming questions about the enforceability of U.S....
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