The 1970s were a vibrant time for the music industry, feeding the rock-and-roll generation with some of the greatest tunes ever played, from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, to the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. All enjoyed their fair share of personal and financial successes, the latter of which often resulted from the permanent sale and transfer of copyrights to record labels and publishers. Or so everyone thought. In this podcast, Finnegan partner Rob Litowitz discusses the recently discovered Section 203 provision in the Copyright Act of 1976, which is sending shockwaves across the music industry, and copyrights potentially out of the hands of record labels and back into musicians’ pockets. Mr. Litowitz offers analysis on this controversial copyright recapture provision, and what could soon unfold across the music industry.
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