On Friday, Sony Music asked a judge to permit amended counterclaims in a class-action lawsuit filed against the company for allegedly not honoring termination notices in a systematic way.
Copyright termination has become a big deal — and now the provision of law that allows authors to reclaim their works after 35 years is getting quite nasty. Check out what Sony Music just filed in New York federal court.
John Lyon and Paul Collins are two musicians attempting to lead a class action against Sony for allegedly not honoring termination notices in a systematic way. The case, along with a similar one against Universal Music Group, is primed to resolve lingering questions about whether certain recordings are "works made for hire," ineligible for copyright termination.
On Friday, Sony asked a judge to permit amended counterclaims.