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Old 13 August 2013, 04:13 AM
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Icon106 McCartney could regain rights to Beatles' songs

The rights to the rich songbook of the Beatles could wind up back in the hands of Paul McCartney - but he'll have to wait five years.

The U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 enables songwriters to regain control of publishing rights on pre-1978 compositions after 56 years. That means that the former Beatle will be able to regain control over the band's compositions from 1962 in 2018 and songs from 1970 in 2026.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...,3263091.story
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Old 13 August 2013, 07:40 AM
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So that's US copyright law; at what stage does that apply rather than UK law? Presumably the fact that the rights are presently in US hands is the decider?
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