Automatic reversion clauses in copyright assignments: do they work?

The English Court of Appeal has confirmed the legal effectiveness of a clause in a copyright assignment that automatically transferred copyright back to the assignors in the event of breach of contract by the assignee.

The case reference is Crosstown Music Company 1, LLC v Rive Droite Music Limited, Mark Taylor and Paul Barry [2010] EWCA Civ 1222, 2 November 2010

View Mark Anderson’s article about this case on the JIPLP website.

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