• Duran Duran Case Shouldn't Affect Paul McCartney Contracts
  • April 27, 2017 | Author: Helene M. Freeman
  • Law Firm: Phillips Nizer LLP - New York Office
  • Under the United States Copyright Act, authors have the right to terminate contracts for the assignment of copyright, or rights under copyright. This termination right is "inalienable"[1] and it cannot be waived by contract.[2] Under the Berne Convention, foreign authors enjoy the same rights under the U.S. copyright law as American authors enjoy.[3]