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The New Legal Battle over Song Rights
A little noted change in copyright law 35 years ago is starting a multi-billion dollar battle today between musicians and record companies. This provision gives artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand the right to reclaim ownership of their work and pocket all the profits, but record companies are singing a different tune. The industry says master recordings and profits belong to them in perpetuity. Where is this legal debate going? Listen as Attorney and Lawyer2Lawyer co-host, J. Craig Williams, along with Attorney and artist advocate Kenneth Abdo of the Lommen Abdo Law Firm and Attorney and author Steve Gordon of Steve Gordon Law discuss the intricate details of this fight over copyright law.