TERMINATIONS OF TRANSFERS
IVAN HOFFMAN, B.A., J.D.
and you are not aware of the very complex provisions of the United States Copyright law regarding termination of transfer rights,
then I urge you to take a look at the articles on this page.
I have been representing clients on all sides of these matters for many years and so have decided to devote a separate page on my site to such issues.
These matters are now very timely . The termination provisions related to post-January 1, 1978 agreements became possibly terminable starting January 1, 2013 (but at least a 2 year notice has to be given so are relevant starting now). The provisions related to pre-January 1, 1978 agreements and especially agreements related to copyrights that were initially registered in the early to mid-1950s (including all the great early rock and roll songs), are all now subject to possible termination (again subject to the minimum of 2 year notice).
This is thus likely to be a very “hot” legal topic for many decades to come, especially since the law in regard to many of the issues is far, far from clear. These articles are just the start.
I provide legal, consulting services to the parties involved in these complex matters.
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