Lyricist’s Heirs Demand $700000 for ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ – Courthouse News Service

Lyricist's Heirs Demand $700000 for 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'
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LOS ANGELES (CN) — The music companies that control the rights to “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” belong on the naughty list this Christmas, according to a lawsuit seeking royalties for the family of the lyricist. Audrey R. Gillespie claims Mark Spier

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High Court Asked to Review ‘Santa Claus’ Heirs’ Song Rights – Bloomberg BNA

High Court Asked to Review 'Santa Claus' Heirs' Song Rights
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May 2 — The “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town†composer's heirs should not get another chance to renegotiate licensing rights for the song, according to a petition filed May 2 with the Supreme Court. EMI Feist Catalog Inc.—a Sony subsidiaryâ

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‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ heirs get copyright present – Business Insurance

'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' heirs get copyright present
Business Insurance
The ruling states that EMI Feist Catalog Inc.'s rights to “Santa Claus is Comin' to Town” will expire in December 2016, not in 2029 like the music publishing company argued. Mr. Coots sold “Santa Claus is Comin' to Town” to EMI's predecessor, Leo Feist
The Second Circuit terminates copyright in Santa Claus songLexology (registration)

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U.S. court returns ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ to composer’s heirs – PhillyVoice.com


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U.S. court returns 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' to composer's heirs
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NEW YORK – "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," one of the December holiday season's most widely recognized tunes, is comin' back to the family of a man who helped write it. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said last
Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composerChina Post

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Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer – Business Insider


Manila Bulletin

Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer
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NEW YORK (AP) — You'd better watch out: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it. Rejecting a lower-court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Thursday ruled
US court returns 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' to composer's heirsManila Bulletin
Songwriter's Heirs Reclaim Rights to Holiday ClassicNew York Law Journal (registration)
Sweet December in Store for 'Santa Claus' HeirsEntertainment Law Digest

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Songwriter’s Heirs Reclaim Rights to Holiday Classic – New York Law Journal (registration)


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Songwriter's Heirs Reclaim Rights to Holiday Classic
New York Law Journal (registration)
You'd better watch out: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it. Rejecting a lower-court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday ruled for a daughter and …
Sweet December in Store for 'Santa Claus' HeirsEntertainment Law Digest

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Sweet December in Store for ‘Santa Claus’ Heirs – Entertainment Law Digest

Sweet December in Store for 'Santa Claus' Heirs
Entertainment Law Digest
MANHATTAN (CN) – The rights to the popular Christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" should revert back to the heirs of the songwriter next year, the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday. Writing for the three-judge panel, U.S. Circuit Judge Debra Ann …

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Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer – CNBC

Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City reversed a lower-court judge Thursday and ruled in favor of the heirs of …

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Appeals Court Rules for Heirs of Santa Claus Song Composer – ABC News

Appeals Court Rules for Heirs of Santa Claus Song Composer
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"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City reversed a lower-court judge Thursday and ruled in favor of the heirs of John Frederick

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