• Posts Tagged ‘Scorpio Music’

    Don’t Wait for Termination to Claim Copyright Ownership

    by  • March 26, 2013 • copyright • 1 Comment

    When we last visited Scorpio Music v. Willis, Victor Willis, one of the Village People, was successful in dismissing a suit filed by Scorpio Music, his former music publisher. Scorpio Music claimed Willis couldn’t terminate his copyright grant without his co-authors. In the decision we learned he could and the suit was dismissed, effectively terminating Willis...

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    A Successful Termination of Copyright

    by  • May 13, 2012 • copyright

    The first decision on a termination of a copyright grant under Section 203 of the Copyright Act is out of the gate. It’s a bit of a no-brainer though; in fact, the case was decided on a motion to dismiss. Victor Willis was one of the “Village People,” but more importantly he was one...

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