Pop Legend Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing in bid of winning back the copyrights to a host of songs he either wrote or co-wrote with John Lennon.
McCartney filed the suit yesterday, Wednesday 19th of January in federal court in New York, seeking to gain ownership of the copyrights in 2018, according to court documents.
McCartney has missed out on several opportunities to own the copyrights to his own songs. Under the US Copyright Act of 1976, songs written before 1978 can return under the songwriter’s property after 56 years.
Now, McCartney is hoping to regain the rights to his songs under the US Copyright Act of 1976 – which allows songs written before 1978 to return under the songwriter’s property after a period of 56 years.