It sounds like this is going to be a battle of high-priced teams of attorneys but Paul McCartney has taken the first step toward regaining ownership of songs he wrote or co-wrote during the Beatles era.
He filed suit against Sony/ATV yesterday.
Remember that Michael Jackson bought the rights to these songs back in 1985, ending their relationship professionally and personally. Upon Jackson’s death, Sony/ATV acquired full ownership from his estate.
CNN is reporting that McCartney’s lawyers are concerned about a similar case involving Duran Duran that did not go in their favor. ” The court found in favor of a Sony/ATV subsidiary that sued Duran Duran members for breach of contract when they tried to reclaim rights to their songs.”
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson in 1983 /AFP/Getty Images\