McCartney, Sony Settle Copyright Suit Over Beatles Songs

Law360, New York (June 29, 2017, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Paul McCartney has reached a settlement to resolve his lawsuit against publisher Sony/ATV over the rights to hundreds of Beatles songs, according to a court filing Thursday.

The deal will end a preemptive legal strike the rock legend filed against the publisher in January, one that sought an assurance that Sony/ATV wouldn't sue him for using the Copyright Act's so-called termination right to claw back the iconic songs.

The case, dealing with the interplay between the little-tested termination right and contract law, had been closely watched.

In the Thursday court filing, the two sides said they had resolved the case by...

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