By copyright and intellectual property attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq.. The music business headlines are touting the story that Prince has returned to Warner Brothers Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his back catalog of recordings. This deal marks a new era as the ability to terminate master recording copyright after 35 years was granted in the Copyright Revision Act of 1976 and became effective in 1978, the year that Prince's debut album came out. Just as the record business has been staggering back to its feet after the digital...

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