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            Chicago, Illinois

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Copyrights

Copyright Directory
About Copyrights
Who Protects Copyrights
Copyright Myths
Copyright Internet Issues
About Registrations
Copyright Consultations
Registrations & Searches
Hyperlinking
Musical Groups
No Idea Protection
No Use Control
Self-Publishing
Slogans
Idea Theft
Work For Hire

 

   

 

 


Musical Groups
 

Musical groups risk legal entanglements stemming from their core structure.

  • Informal creations.

  • Social activity components.

  • Majority-rule managements.

  • Individual expectations.

  • Diverse contribution levels.

  • Success driving breakdown factors.

Who owns the name?  No simple conventions here.  The agent might own it, or the musicians might own it as "partnership" property.  Look to the contract.  A single good reason to have a contract.

Who owns the copyrights?  Depends on which one of the copyrights, namely:

  • Copyrights in the musical composition.

  • Copyrights in the lyrics.

  • Copyrights in the recorded performance.

Each is a separate copyright, owned by author or authors, that is, the persons contributing thereto, unless it instead is a work made for hire.

What if six teenagers create a CD.

  • Some play the instruments.

  • Some sing.

  • Some wrote the music.

  • Some wrote the lyrics.

  • Some leave to start another band.

If the CD starts selling, there are lots of issues.  Is the CD going to sell enough to warrant resolving the issues?  That is an issue in and of itself.

Copyright ownership consultations -- sometimes necessary.

questions, inquiries - contact the firm (all contact modes) or call 312.419.8055

The firmís charges for copyright ownership consultations start at $240.
Further cost estimates available after initial evaluation. 
Retainer required.

 

 
       


The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Tel.  312.419.8055   Fax 312.236.6686
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