There have been too many copyright issues in the recent times, either between the producer or the director of the film with regard to ownership of copyright or between say, a scriptwriter and the director. This got me thinking about the rights of the different people who contribute toward making a movie, well a complete movie. There is the music composer, the lyricist, the sound recorder, the record label company to name a few who are individuals who come up with creative ideas and turn them into their works. These people mostly either assign or license the rights that subsist in their work to the producer in return for a royalty. However, it isn’t as easy as it seems to be. There are many questions that arise at the time of assignment and especially after it, questions involving moral rights and future rights and the like. Well, time to find out the answers!
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