The songwriter who wrote “Money (That’s What I Want)” (1959) never received any royalties. Long and confusing history at US Copyright Office. His name was removed from registration documents three years after the song was written. Houston Chronicle, September 1, 2013 A2 http://bit.ly/19akMjL
Did his failure to act timely prevent him from challenging Motown’s actions in removing his name from the copyright registration (and renewals)?
How does one protect one’s rights with respect to information? What’s it worth? Is fifty years too late to act? Should Motown be ashamed?