From the Village to the Arena: Copyright Termination Issues Left Unsung in Aftermath of Village People Ruling

The Los Angeles District Court ruling in in Scorpio Music S.A. v. Victor Willis that Village People Songwriter Victor Willis is entitled to terminate his grants of rights in 33 musical compositions is being hailed as a landmark decision that "will send shock waves through the record industry."

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