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Songwriter's Estate Wants Control Over 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town'

21 December 2011 6:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

One of the big issues in entertainment law this past year was songwriters terminating copyright grants to wrest back control over songs. The year is ending with a bang as the estate of J. Fred Coots is terminating publishing rights on one of the biggest hits of the holiday season, "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town." The estate has filed a lawsuit against Emi that seeks a declaration confirming the validity of a termination notice sent to the music publisher. Coots, along with fellow songwriter Haven Gillespie, wrote the song in 1934, which was first sung by Eddie Cantor,

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