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Copyright Office issues “Gap Grant” opinion

A work created on or after January 1, 1978 becomes copyrighted as soon as it is fixed in a tangible means of expression, which essentially means the date of creation. This was a considerable change from previous requirements under old law when a work was copyrighted only when registered with the copyright office or publicly […]

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Termination Right

Most creators are amazed when they hear about the termination rights made possible by the 1976 Copyright Act.  By law it is possible for a creator to recapture the rights transferred by grant, such as a publishing contract, single song agreement, administration agreement, or security for a loan.  Even if the creator has an outstanding […]

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