Dylan Outtakes Released To Extend European Copyright

Allan Kozinn, "Sony Issues Dylan CDs to Extend Copyright", New York Times (Arts, Jan. 8, 2013).  Online here.

In sum, Sony issues an album of early, previously unreleased Bob Dylan recordings in order to take advantage of "use it or lose it" provisions under new European Union copyright law, extending protection from 50 to 70 years beginning in 2014.

Dylan Quoted By Supreme Court

Sprint Communications Co. v. APCC Services, Inc., No. 07-552, 554 U.S. ___ (decided June 23, 2008) (C.J. Roberts, dissenting):

The absence of any right to the substantive recovery means that respondents cannot benefit from the judgment they seek and thus lack Article III standing. “When you got nothing, you
got nothing to lose.” Bob Dylan, Like A Rolling Stone, on Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia Records 1965).

(p. 36 of this .pdf).