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Springsteen and Others Soon Eligible to Recover Song Rights - NYTimes.com



A little-noted provision in copyright law of the mid-1970s allows artists to regain control of their work after 35 years.
Record Industry Braces for Artists’ Battles Over Song Rights

"When copyright law was revised in the mid-1970s, musicians, like creators of other works of art, were granted “termination rights,” which allow them to regain control of their work after 35 years, so long as they apply at least two years in advance. "