Avoid Being Lured into a Bogus Contract
The life of an artist in the entertainment industry is never easy. Apart from the various pressures of the profession, one also has to be wary of the numerous legalities involved in the same. For one who is young and is slowly gaining prominence in any of the fields, be it music, films, etc, now is the right time to learn all about how to avoid issues in the future.
What is a copyright?
Any person who has created literature, music, drama, films or art has a lawful right to own the same and the creation cannot be used by anyone else without prior consent. Since all these professions involve a lot of creativity (which can only be measured so far in money), it is a fair deal if the creator wants to reap the fruits of the hard work. The Copyright Act ensures that any such actions can be taken up in the court of law.
Here is a list of the rights you are entitled to as an artist:
- The right to reproduce your work.
- The right to distribute it in the market.
- The right to perform in front of an audience.
- The right to make the public aware of your work.
- The right to make an adaptation of the work.
- The right to translate the work in any other languages.
- The right to include it in any cinematographic films.
It takes some time for an amateur to understand all these in the beginning. There are so many other things that seem important at that time with people contacting you and asking you to publish your songs, film book, etc. with their companies. However, it is always advisable to take some time out and learn everything that you are entitled to, before it becomes too late.
Our firm provides legal advice to people from different aspects of the entertainment industry. We will help you to understand how to draw a contract with a third party, what to expect when it comes to big companies, when to draw a line, etc. Next time any music publisher offers to co-publish your work or wants to have an administration contract, make sure you know all about the same before committing anything in writing. We also offer consultation over the telephone at a competitive fee.
Get ready for a bright future without any hassles.