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When is copyright protection considered secured?
As soon as the work is made tangible.
What are the five exclusive rights of the owner?
- · Reproduce
- · Perform
- · Distribute
- · Display
- · Derive
What website should you use to register a copyright?
What are the benefits of registering ones copyright?
*****Literary works, musical works, dramatic works, pictorial, sound recordings, etc.
How many copyrights exist in a recording?
- Sound Recording [SR]
- Performing Arts [PA]
Which copyright registrations do you search when trying to license music?
Pa & SR
What is the publisher’s job?
Promoting songs, negotiating license for the songs, collecting royal- ties, and distributing royalty shares to songwriters.
What is the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive license?
- Exclusive- rights to use to yourself only.
- Non-Exclusive- right to use, with others
What is the purpose of the split sheet?
When do you need a mechanical license and where can you obtain it?
make a new recording of someone else lyrics
Who is the Harry Fox Agency and what is their purpose?
mechanicl rights rolitys
What is the current statutory rate for a mechanical license?
- Song 5min or less< 9.1cents/song/rec.solo
- 5min or more< 1.75cents/min/song/rec.solo
When, and where, would you need to apply for the compulsory mechanical license?
unwilling to negotate
When do you need a master recording license?
when filing for mechical using orginl or sampling
When is a Synchronization license needed?
when the recording artist's music is synchronized to a video: music video, movie, television, commercial, etc
Who are the PROs? What license do you obtain from them and for what purpose?
- peformance rights org.
Who is SoundExchange and what do you contact them for?
What are the five valid (enforceable) points of a contract?
- parties are legal
- no illegal acts
- unambiguous language
- mutal agreement
Why are oral agreements discouraged yet still common?
What is the purpose of the statute of frauds?
what are the categories within the statute of frauds?
- real estate transactions
- sale of goods over $500
- agrements that take more than a year to complete
- pre-nuptial agrements
- sale of exclusive copyrights
- agreement to pay someone else's debt
What are clauses (provisions) in a contract? [Know some examples!]
- porviston writen
- good faith
What is the difference between protections and options in a contract? (be able to recognize these in an agreement)
REVIEW THE CONTRACT ON PAGE 123 of your textbook!!!!