The Sixth Circuit recently issued a rare decision addressing ownership of renewal copyrights – in some of country singer Roger Miller’s songs: Roger Miller Music, Inc. v. Sony/ATV Publishing, LLC, Case No. 10-5363, 2012 WL 555485 (6th Cir. Feb. 22, 2012). It is worth a read if you have occasion to wrestle with renewal copyright issues. Renewal copyrights are unquestionably tedious business. Not long ago we handled a case involving issues of renewal copyrights dating from Germany prior to World War II. See Cambridge Literary Properties, Ltd v. W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik G.m.b.H. & Co. KG.,510 F.3d 77 (1st Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 58 (2008). The case took sixty-five years to bring and eight years to resolve!…