Sounds Like a Broken Record

Analyzing legislative failure and the copyright doctrines of work for hire and termination.

, New York Law Journal


Lisa M. Buckley, a partner at Pryor Cashman, writes that as 2013 approaches, and with it the first-time application of the termination provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, the notorious omission of "sound recordings" from the list of commissioned works that may constitute a work for hire to which the right of termination does not apply has exposed the issues and consequences of the exercise of termination rights.

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