Oxford University journal publishes partner’s article on copyright termination

December 9, 2016 – Oxford University Press has published firm partner David M. Given’s article “US copyright termination: re-monetization’s final frontier” in the November 2016 issue of its Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.  In the article, David discusses the copyright termination provisions of U.S. law and how foreign composers and recording artists can employ them to recapture rights to songs and sound recordings.  The article updates and revises a paper David gave last June at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, France on the same subject, later published in The Monetization of the Global Music Business.  David’s article appeared just days before important developments in U.K. law on the same subject, when the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) handed down its judgment against members of the band DURAN DURAN in an action over copyright termination in that band’s songs. That judgment can be found here