McCartney Says Sony Seeks Leverage With Threat Of Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2017, 7:52 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Paul McCartney on Wednesday told a Manhattan federal judge that a Sony Corp. unit is holding the prospect of a breach of contract suit in the U.K. as leverage over the Beatles musician, who is seeking court protection if he claws back copyrights Sony’s predecessors acquired 50 years ago.

McCartney sued Sony in January, asking for an order finding that termination notices — a right under the Copyright Act that permits the makers of songs before 1978 to end copyright licenses and assignments...
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