Paul McCartney Sues Sony Over Beatles Copyrights

Paul McCartney is gunning to get back the copyrights to Beatles songs he wrote or co-wrote that currently are owned by the Sony/ATV publishing company.

According to the rock legend’s rep, McCartney filed a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday “to confirm his ownership in his U.S. reversionary copyrights, which are granted to him by U.S. copyright law, in the songs he wrote with John Lennon and recorded with The Beatles.”

Under copyright law, creators who sold copyrights before 1976 have a right to reclaim them at a certain point.

The lawsuit claims that McCartney has been serving notices of his intention to reclaim them to the current owners of the copyrights since 2008, and is expecting to have these copyrights returned to him beginning in October 5, 2018.

The suit — which asks the court to affirm that these notices are valid and proper under the law — seems to be an attempt…

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