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© Under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, there exists a one-time RIGHT OF REVERSION in the copyrights you once owned which is known as COPYRIGHT TERMINATION.
THIS RIGHT IS EXTREMELY TIME-SENSITIVE, AND THE PROCESS IS COMPLICATED.
For most RECORDING ARTISTS who recorded prior to 1978 this means that you have the possibility of getting back your MASTER RECORDINGS from the record labels, and if you also wrote the underlying music and/or lyrics, then you have the possibility of getting back your COMPOSITIONS from the music publishers as well.
YOU as the artist get to control the rights in your music for the remainder of the life of the copyrights.
YOU as the artist get to license your recordings back to the labels, license your music to publishers, and make new licenses.
YOU as the artist get to earn money from an ongoing revenue stream.
YOU as the artist get to make all decisions about the use of your own recordings. Copyright owners that assigned their works to record labels, producers, managers, and publishers, have the right to TERMINATE those past assignment of rights, regardless of what CONSIDERATION was paid, and regardless of what the written CONTRACT stated (unless it was a "work for hire
Retain the services of a company backed by experience in the music industry. Company president Diane Davison is a licensed attorney with more than 20 years of practice in the music industry.
AS PART OF THE COPYRIGHT TERMINATION SERVICES, WE WILL:
catalog all of your works as both recording artist and writer as applicable
perform all required research at the Library of Congress to obtain details for each song's copyright
attempt to locate the heirs of all deceased co-authors and artist group members
provide the statutory notices required to both the U.S. Copyright Office, and the current holders of assigned rights ----whether it be the record labels or publishers, or otherwise
negotiate new licenses on your behalf with your input and at your direction
For pre-1978 works, you must terminate copyright assignments for each individual work 56 YEARS after the copyright was first filed, by sending NOTICES.
There is a strict 8 YEAR NOTICE period, with a 5 YEAR window when the rights may actually be terminated.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE NOTICE, THEN YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO THIS REVERSION OF COPYRIGHT
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE TIMELY NOTICE, THEN YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO THIS REVERSION OF COPYRIGHT
IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE ALL CO-OWNERS (& HEIRS) WHERE REQUIRED, THEN YOUR NOTICE MAY FAIL.:: CONTACT ::
©copyright Termination Services, Corp today to discuss your rights in a professional and confidential manner.
POST-1978 artists have NO right of reversion in their master recordings, but any artists who authored the underlying music and/or lyrics have the possibility of getting back their COMPOSITIONS from the music publishers.
The President of Copyright Termination Services, Corp, Diane Leigh Davison, has been practicing law for more than 20 years, with clients nationally and internationally, concentrating in entertainment law and intellectual property, as well as corporate and business practice. Ms. Davison was an adjunct law professor at the University of Baltimore Law School where she originated the entertainment law course.
The information contained in this brochure does not constitute legal advice and is provided for informational purposes only.
The information contained in this brochure is a simplified overview and should not substitute for individualized legal or tax advice from a professional, given each individual's specific circumstances.
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