Copyright Time Bomb Set to Disrupt Music, Publishing Industries
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009 @ 15:36:30 UTC

The late 70s, when punk exploded and disco imploded, were tumultuous years for the music industry. A time bomb embedded in legislation from that era, the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, could bring another round of tumult to the business, due to provisions that allow authors or their heirs to terminate copyright grants - or at the very least renegotiate much sweeter deals by threatening to do so. Complete Article

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