Wednesday, October 06, 2004

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER WANTS HER SONGS BACK: Spying a change in ownership as a way to reclaim her work, Loretta Lynn is taking Sure-Fire to court to win back copyright on about 150 songs she assigned to the company in the sixties. Under the original agreement, Lynn had the right to take back ownership of her catalogue if Sure Fire changed hands - a lucky break, considering she'd been forced to use the same solicitor as Sure-Fire when the agreement was drawn up. Amongst the contested songs is Coal Miner's Daughter, probably Lynn's masterwork and certainly her signature tune.

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