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Ennio Morricone Seeks to Reclaim the Copyright on Three Classic Film Scores

1 November 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stay As You Are,” “A Dangerous Toy” and “Fun Is Beautiful” may not be the first movies that come to mind when you think of Ennio Morricone, but they’ve been on his mind. The composer’s company has filed suit in New York to reclaim the copyright on those three film scores under the rules of the 1976 Copyright Act, which gives authors and theirs the option to cancel a grant 35 years after the work in question is first published.

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Similar claims have recently been filed in regards to “This Is Spinal Tap” and the original “Friday the 13th,” both of which are likewise eligible under the 35-year rule. “Morricone Music upon receipt of the assignments from the Composer attempted to register its claims to all royalties collected from the public performance of the film scores ‘Cosi Come Se, »

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Ennio Morricone Sues to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

1 November 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Friday the 13th, This Is Spinal Tap and now, film scores created by the legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. It may be time to realize that an event that many lawyers foretold — authors terminating copyright grants — is at hand in the film industry. On Monday, Morricone's company filed suit in New York federal court with the aim of recapturing the copyrights to three of his film scores. According to a complaint against Bixio Music Group, Morricone has sent termination notices on film scores for Cosi Come Sei (Stay As You Are), Il Giocattolo (A Dangerous Toy) and Un Sacco Bello (Fun Is Beautiful). The

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