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Session Name: Termination of Copyright Interests: Legal Updates and Practical Developments
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 12/03/15
Description: Two years ago, with the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Copyright Act heralding the first terminations of post-1978 grants, all eyes were on terminations under Section 203 of the Act. Since then, litigation has erupted over the propriety of the termination notices, disputes about ownership, and whether the copyrights in question were works-made-for-hire; still other termination requests have been handled behind the scenes. Today, the lawsuits are just beginning to bear fruit, clarifying the landscape for some, as well as providing valuable lessons for others. This panel of experts, who have been on the front lines of the termination rights issue, will provide an update on the current landscape involving pre- and post-'78 termination notices, illuminate the legal trends and how they affect various copyright-based industries, and forecast what is still left to come.
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Speaker(s): Alex Gigante, Brian D. Caplan
Moderator(s): June Besek
Keywords: Authorship, Compilations, Content Creation, Contract, Derivative Works, Joint Works, Licensing, Litigation, Music, Notice, Ownership, Publishing, Sound Recordings, Standing, Termination of Rights, Transfer of Ownership, Works Made for Hire