Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Get Behind Thee, Lawsuit!

White Stripes have prevailed over a producer and sound engineer who claimed he was owed gobs of royalties as a co-author of the band's album Der Stijl. The article points out the increasing use of work-for-hire agreements to avoid such disputes. The lesson: it's only rock-n-roll, and I like it, but get it in writing.



At 5:30 PM, Blogger Aaron Silverstein said...

And where exactly in the Copyright Act does it state that sound recordings can be works made for hire?

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Aaron Silverstein said...

I'm also curious about any expert testimony used with regard to the production process. This must have been very fact intensive as there are many instances when a producer's contribution will rise to the level of authorship.


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