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McCartney Says Beatles Song Fight Must Be Decided Now


29 Mar 2017
Reprinted with permission.

Morrison & Foerster is representing Paul McCartney in the artist’s pursuit to reclaim the rights to hundreds of Beatles songs by virtue of the Copyright Act’s termination right. Against claims from Sony/ATV that McCartney’s lawsuit was premature, the Law360 article, “McCartney Says Beatles Song Fight Must Be Decided Now,” features the response letter to the court from the Morrison & Foerster team of Michael A. Jacobs, Roman Swoopes, J. Alexander Lawrence, and Paul Goldstein, in addition to Lee V. Eastman of Eastman & Eastman.

“As long as Sony/ATV refuses to disavow any right to sue for breach of contract, McCartney has a cloud over the title to his works, which devalues his rights,” the note stated. “This court should reject Sony/ATV’s request for delay and instead proceed to resolve this case on its merits.”



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