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Hidden Within The TPP: The RIAA's Secret Plan To Screw Musicians Out Of Their Rights

Over at EFF, they've noticed that in the leaked version of the TPP's IP chapter, there appears to be a hidden attack on termination rights of recording artists.
Hidden Within The TPP: The RIAA's Secret Plan To Screw Musicians Out Of Their Rights
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Via Techdirt:

We've written a few times about how the RIAA has been fighting hard to screw over tons of musicians by taking away their "termination rights." Termination rights are a bit confusing, but the simplest way of thinking about them is that after 35 years, if a copyright holder had assigned the copyright to someone else -- such as a record label -- the artist can simply take them back. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as in cases where the work was done under a "work for hire" setup. And while many people think they know what "work for hire" means, it has a very specific meaning that m...

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