United StatesYou thought you bought it, but you only rented it: involuntary termination of copyright ownership

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Do you have a business that relies on assets that are copyrighted in the United States? If so, a nasty surprise may be coming your way. Your ownership of copyrighted works purchased or commissioned from external writers or artists (generally referred to as authors) can be unilaterally terminated, without your permission, by the author or the author’s heirs – and there is very little you can do to stop it. Such a termination can deprive your business of valuable assets upon which large investments have been made


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