Copyright Extension, Reversion Dominate Legal Panel at MIDEM

Recent changes in U.S. and European copyright law may not seem like the most scintillating topic for a Saturday afternoon. But a MIDEM panel titled “New Horizons in Copyright Law” drew an overflow crowd.

And no wonder. As three prominent entertainment attorneys explained, artists, labels and publishing companies will be profoundly affected by the European Union’s copyright term extension and the pending reversion of U.S. copyrights to creators of works assigned to a publisher on Jan. 1, 1978 and thereafter.

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