Ennio Morricone has filed a lawsuit to regain the copyrights to three of his film scores. The film icon is suing Bixio Music Group for Cosi Come Sei (Stay As Your Are), Il Giocattolo (A Dangerous Toy) and Un Sacco Bello (Fun Is Beautiful) as the scores expired in 2012 under the Copyright Act of 1976, which allows for authors to cancel a copyright grant 35 years after a work has been published for the first time.

Ennio has alleged that termination notices were served in 2012, but Bixio hasn't handed over the goods. The company has fought back stating that Morricone created the scores as "works for hire," but Morricone states that was never agreed in writing.