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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:36 PM

Duran Duran 'shocked' after losing legal copyright battle

Source: BBC

Pop group Duran Duran have said they are "outraged and saddened" at losing a High Court fight to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.

"We are shocked that English contract law is being used to overturn artists' rights in another territory," said founder member Nick Rhodes.

The group had argued that US copyright laws gave them the right to call for a reversion of copyright after 35 years.

But lawyers for Gloucester Place Music Ltd successfully argued that English laws of contract stopped them from doing so.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38182418

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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:38 PM

1. Trump is sure to fix that

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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:43 PM

2. The court found it was both parties' intention that the rights vest in the compay. Yeah, right.

AS IF the band intended that. They probably had a crappy lawyer.

Unstoppable BS corporatocracy.

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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 10:39 PM

3. Can they appeal?

 

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