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Copyright Termination Rights

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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1978 is an important year for rock. Why? because this upcoming January, a lot of artists should be getting the rights to their own music following Copyright Termination, section 203 of 1978. Let's find out what artists qualify, and why this law was even in place.

Rs_logo_small 1978 is a year that matters for rock; why? Well, in 1978, there was a form of copyright legislation that was enacted which acted on copyright laws, work for hire, and more importantly, termination rights. Oddly, many artists who copyrighted their music in 1978 will be SOL on Jan 1st, 2013, 35 years after '78 thanks to a few termination clauses in the legislation regarding copyright. Historically, copyright usually sticks with you 50 years after death; why was the termination put in place? Let's find out on this week's ROCK SCHOOL!

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1978 is a year that matters for rock; why? Well, in 1978, there was a form of copyright legislation that was enacted which acted on copyright laws, work for hire, and more importantly, termination rights. Oddly, many artists who copyrighted their music in 1978 will be SOL on Jan 1st, 2013, 35 years after '78 thanks to a few termination clauses in the legislation regarding copyright. Historically, copyright usually sticks with you 50 years after death; why was the termination put in place? Let's find out on this week's ROCK SCHOOL!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Blue Collar Man Styx Pieces of Eight. A&M 1978 04:05
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Excitable Boy. Rhino 1978 03:29
Feel Like a Number Bob Seger / Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Stranger in Town. Capitol 1978 03:42
Move It on Over George Thorogood & the Destroyers Move It on Over. Rounder Select / New Rounder / Rounder / Universal Classics & Jazz 1978 04:18
I Need to Know Tom Petty / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers You're Gonna Get It!. Gone Gator/MCA 1978 02:25
Roll with the Changes REO Speedwagon You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish. Epic / Epic/Legacy 1978 05:37
Can't Stand Losing You The Police Outlandos d'Amour. A&M / Interscope 1978 02:58
One Way or Another Blondie Parallel Lines . EMI Music Distribution 1978 03:36

Additional Credits

Chad P.

Related Website

http://kslu.org/rock_school/