Federal lawsuit brings Santa Claus and First and Second Amendment rights together – The Daily Telegram


The Daily Telegram

Federal lawsuit brings Santa Claus and First and Second Amendment rights together
The Daily Telegram
DETROIT — A Tipton man has brought a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, claiming he was unfairly fired after posting a photograph on Facebook of himself dressed as Santa Claus holding a gun. Calvin Congden filed a …

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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
Bloomberg BNA
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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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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Family Wins Rights to ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town’ – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Family Wins Rights to 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The company that holds the rights to one of the most familiar Christmas tunes will lose ownership of the song by the time Santa Claus comes to town next year, a federal appeals court has decided. A Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Thursday …
Appeals Court Rules for Heirs of Santa Claus Song ComposerABC News
Appeals Court Rules EMI's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Rights Terminate Hollywood Reporter
US court returns 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' to composer's heirsReuters

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