Copyright Due Diligence

We are highly regarded in the industry for our work in connection with in-depth copyright due diligence on behalf of both corporate and individual clients.

In this regard, we analyze historical, current and future ownership interests, taking into consideration the application of all relevant copyright laws, the scope of all applicable agreements and assignments, and information relating to all past and current stakeholders. As part of our review, we identify any inherent risks in the contemplated transactions (including the potential for future loss of rights by reason of the application of the termination of transfer provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act, foreign reversionary laws, and contractual restrictions), assess our clients’ potential vulnerability to competing claims and advise our clients on strategies to mitigate any identified risks.

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Protecting Your Musical Copyrights

Download our useful and frequently sought out guide to copyright law as it pertains to musical compositions and sound recordings, including detailed information regarding the statutory termination provisions of the US Copyright Act and helpful charts outlining the applicable timeframes during which the recapture rights provided for thereunder may be exercised, as well as practical tips for musical estates, music publishers, and other content owners.