Marc Bolan’s son sues music publisher over alleged T Rex copyright violation

by kchatham on August 1, 2013

The son of T Rex frontman Marc Bolan is suing  a music publisher, claiming they have violated copyright laws regarding his late  father’s music.

Rolan Seymour Feld has filed a case against Westminster  Music Limited, after stating he is the sole owner of his father’s back  catalogue, claiming the publishers did not renew their one year contract with  the singer, which was signed in 1968. Feld is suing for $2m (£1.3m), reports.

The  case is being filed in Los Angeles and Feld’s court documents claim that the  publishers falsely attempted to renew copyright on the music. The papers allege:  “In an attempt to cover up their conduct and mislead the public as to the true  owner and administrator of the United States copyright in and to each of the  Compositions, Defendants falsely registered with the Copyright Office a claim to  the renewed and extended term of copyright for each of the Compositions.”


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