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You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me…and My Copyright?

Seems that someone’s always thinking of you, especially if you’re Smokey Robinson and you’re about to reclaim ownership of popular songs you wrote back in the day, like “I Second that Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The...more

Privacy or Property? Arizona Court Adopts Post-Mortem Right of Publicity In Intra-Family Online Dispute

The right of publicity, i.e., the right not to have others appropriate your name or image for commercial purposes, is an odd duck. It was described by Professor Prosser in 1960, and later in the Restatement of Torts, as of...more

“Why Don’t you Marry the Girl?”: How the 1909 Copyright Act Helped Bring Down DOMA

When Tin Pan Alley composer B.G. “Buddy” DeSylva co-composed such 1920’s hits as California Here I Come, Sonny Boy and If You Knew Susie (and lesser-known works such as Why Don’t You Marry the Girl?) he may have understood...more

Music Publishing and Divorce In Texas: No Extrinsic Fraud

The Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio, ruled there was no extrinsic fraud in divorce proceedings when one spouse conveys songs out of a community property music publishing company without the express...more

Intersection of Estate Issues and Copyright Law: The Long and Winding Road

This article, written by Entertainment and Probate Attorney, Kenneth W. Pajak, provides entertainment lawyers and non-probate practitioners with a general overview of creation, ownership and rights in copyrightable works;...more

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