Has Ludlow Music Backed Down/Settled?

Mary, Ernest and TechDirt are all reporting that Ludlow has elected to settle with JibJab — but there’s nothing at the EFF or JibJab site.

The tenor of the discussion centers on a suggestion that there is no record of the copyright being renewed, suggesting that Ludlow has no rights whatsoever. In the face of that, it may well be that Ludlow is not prepared to go to court to find out whether or not the copyright obtains, and will instead settle and continue to collect royalties. Much is made of the fact that, while the EFF has intervened, they have, atypically, not posted their materials online or otherwise publicized anything other than the fact that they are involved.