Copyright Law Change Needed Apr 15, 2021 22:31:19 GMT
Post by Peter Stirling on Apr 15, 2021 22:31:19 GMT
It is all well documented here.
But isn't that more to do with the contract you set yourself up with in the first place? Obviously if you are struggling to get known and maybe need cash then it must be tempting to sign whatever is put in front of you. But whatever you create is automatically yours until you sign it over, at this point selling the family silver to get a good lawyer to read it might prove to be a good long term investment?
Some Carry on film actors often moaned that they got nothing for the endless repeats, but producer Peter Rodgers defending himself said they were offered two contracts..one was for a lump sum, the other was a lesser sum and a share out of any future residues. Most took the lump sum as they thought the films were ephemeral tat and who was to know that TV later would forever embrace the films to plug any hole in schedule.
Dave Clark has often been depicted as a pop world control freak villain but you have to admire him for keeping in control of everything the band did even when he was poor himself.