Paul McCartney Begins Legal Bid For Beatles Publishing Rights

(Classic Rock) Paul McCartney has started legal proceedings to secure the publishing rights to the Beatles' back catalogue. Despite writing most of the Fab Four's hits, McCartney has never owned the publishing rights.

But under the terms of the US Copyright Act of 1976, he will be able to reclaim the rights to some of the songs in 2018 after a mandatory 56-year ownership period has elapsed.

Billboard reports that McCartney has filed paperwork to reclaim rights to 32 songs in the US, although the rights in the rest of the world will remain with Sony/ATV. Read more here.

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