Composer Jay Livingston's granddaughter is suing her mother for exercising copyright termination rights in "Que Sera, Sera" and other popular songs.
On today's episode of "The Town" podcast, I joined Puck News co-founder and former Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni to discuss copyright termination, an area of ever-increasing importance to the movie business.
Does a copyright termination by Sonny Bono's heirs trump Cher's marital settlement agreement? Copyright and family law intersect in Cher v. Bono.
Marvel is battling copyright termination notices over some of its most famous and valuable characters. Here's what it all means.
In a 91-page report and recommendation, a magistrate judge finds that the new version of the Philadelphia Phillies’ mascot falls within the “derivative works exception” to copyright termination. But questions still remain.
As a new case involving Dwight Yoakam illustrates, serving a copyright termination notice is fraught with potential pitfalls, and mistakes come easy and often. Can the "harmless error" doctrine save the day?
The First Circuit rules that the classic 1960 board game "The Game of Life" was created as a work made for hire. Here's why it matters.
The release of a new film in the "Predator" franchise may hinge on an obscure but increasingly important aspect of copyright termination.
Can the Copyright Act's "derivative works exception" help the Phillies blunt the effect of a copyright termination notice from their mascot's designer?
How a common entertainment industry tax planning tool may prevent artists and their heirs from utilizing the Copyright Act’s termination provision.