Commentary

287 Performers’ rights of employees and independent contractors

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

287 Performers’ rights of employees and independent contractors

| Commentary

287 Performers’ rights of employees and independent contractors

Where a producer employs or engages persons to develop or produce material, it is important for the producer to obtain such persons’ consent to their performances being used in any and all media by any means. When a company obtains rights of copyright from persons who have been engaged or employed, the status of such persons (whether they are an employee or an independent contractor) is a relevant factor. Where a person is an employee, all rights of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works produced in the course of their

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