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Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp.’s music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show.

Starting in October 2008, McCartney sent notices to Sony/ATV Music Publishing stating his desire to reclaim the copyrights to numerous songs, including the Beatles hits “Across the Universe,” “Love Me Do,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the suit said.

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