Paul McCartney Settles with Sony Over Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney Settles with Sony Over Beatles Songs


Singer-songwriter Sir Paul McCartney  and Sony/ATV Publishing have reached a “confidential settlement” over a copyright infringement case brought by the former The Beatles band member.
McCartney filed his lawsuit at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in January of this year, requesting a finding of declaratory judgment of no breach of contract over copyright for songs by The Beatles. The case concerns tracks that were jointly composed by McCartney and the late John Lennon from 1962 to 1971. McCartney and Lennon had assigned their copyright to music publishers, and Sony/ATV Publishing acquired the copyright from two of the publishers involved.
However, the parties filed a request for dismissal on June 29. It stated: “The parties have resolved this matter by entering into a confidential settlement agreement and jointly request the court enter the proposed order dismissing the action without prejudice.” 
Source: WIPR

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