Items tagged "Copyright Termination"

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Public Knowledge Launches Paper Urging Copyright Office to Review Artists’ Termination Right

December 5, 2019 artists , Copyright Office , Copyright Termination , creators , Termination Right

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Making Sense of the Termination Right: How the System Fails Artists and How to Fix It,” which explores the “termination right” — the inalienable right of an artist, author, or creator to terminate a copyright license or grant and take back the rights they have lost. […]

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Public Knowledge Explains how Musicians Can Take Their Copyrights Back from Labels in White Paper

March 12, 2014 Copyright , Copyright Termination

Today, Public Knowledge’s Senior Staff Attorney Jodie Griffin released “Rewind, Reclaim: Copyright Termination and the Music Business.” The paper is a much needed explanation on the state of copyright termination and how it impacts the artists it should protect. The report highlights the importance of the reclamation right, which gives artists the right to tear up their copyright transfers or licenses after 35 years.

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New PKThinks White Paper: Rewind, Reclaim: Copyright Termination and the Music Business

March 12, 2014 Copyright Termination , Music Licensing

The right of authors to tear up 35-year-old contracts that licensed or sold their copyrights empowers artists to negotiate better deals and may even fight inequitable power structures in the music industry as a whole.

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