Paul McCartney files lawsuit to reacquire ‘Beatles’ copyrights

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Musician Paul McCartney has filed a federal lawsuit against music publishing company Sony/ATV, reclaiming the copyright ownership on the songs that he wrote with the English rock band Beatles. The 74-year-old hopes to regain his copyrights to songs such as ‘Yesterday’, “Hey Jude” and “The Long and Winding Road” that he wrote with John Lennon by October 2018, reports Hollywood reporter. The singer and songwriter filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in New York to confirm his ownership of the songs. The original rights to the songs were sold at the time in exchange for royalties. The lawsuit claims McCartney has been making several such legal filings since 2008.

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