The Village People’s ‘Y.M.C.A.’ Could Redefine U.S. Copyright Law

“Victor Willis, the original lead singer of the group, filed papers this year to regain control in 2013 over his share of [the disco anthem and the group’s other songs] under a copyright provision that returns ownership of creative works to recording artists and songwriters after 35 years. His claim … is being contested by two companies that administer publishing rights to the songs.”

Source: The New York Times 08/17/11