In Acuti v. Authentic Brands Grp. LLC, 33 F.4th 131 (2d Cir. May 4, 2022), the Second Circuit considered an appeal regarding the rights to the musical composition “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” written in part by Hugo Peretti and made popular by Elvis Presley. The song was created in 1961, under the 1909 Copyright Act, which provided for an initial copyright term of 28 years with a contingent right to renew the copyright for an additional 28-year renewal term.
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