In their Entertainment Law column, Michael I. Rudell and Neil J. Rosini, partners in Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, write: The legendary Ray Charles is remembered for the numerous hits he recorded. Less well known is that he was the father of 12 children and that he left much of his estate to a foundation dedicated to assisting the hearing impaired. The royalties from his music and the competing interests of his children and the foundation recently gave rise to a federal district court decision about who has standing to assert a right of termination under the Copyright Act.
The Foundation Ray Charles Favored Loses to Copyright Termination Law
New York Law Journal
March 1, 2013
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