We don’t often feature stories from Law.com, but this one is fascinating. It concerns the likelihood of a wave of ”termination” notices from artists to labels, seeking to regain their sound recording copyrights in the US. It’s due to rights given to creators back in 1976 by an amendment to US copyright laws, saying that copyright grants can be terminated after 35 years. The first year music copyrights can be claimed back is 2013, for recordings from 1978. The Eagles and Barbra Streisand have been cited as two big acts who might consider such a move. “Litigation is going to get bloody, and record labels are legitimately very nervous over copyright termination,” says one expert

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