Happy holidays! EMI is sued over Justin Bieber Christmas songmain
Lawyers for the estate of J. Fred Coots, who wrote ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ back in 1934, have filed a lawsuit against EMI to claw back publishing rights in the ditty.
It’s one of a sheaf of recent actions arising from legislative changes to copyright terms – a phenomenon known as ‘Termaggedon’ among intellectual property consultants.
You don’t know what I’m talking about? You really want to know? Look away now if you are feeling squeamish.