• Posts Tagged ‘Willis’

    Get the Agreement Signed

    by  • April 30, 2018 • trademark • 0 Comments

    This is a remarkable story. It’s a counter-intuitive result, not wrong, but so surprising. I present: THE VILLAGE PEOPLE!! (Go ahead, full screen. You know you want to.) There is no dispute that the plaintiff in this case, Can’t Stop Productions, Inc., created the Village People. The front man in the video, the police...

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    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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