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Performer's Right and Similar rights- Contract Question

Post by edmondredd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:24 am

Hello peeps, just a quick question, regarding a clause I read in a publisher's contract
so it states that I confirm that my performer's rights and any similar ones in relation to my contribution to the Recording have been fully 'bought-out" on a "work-for-hire' basis.
the contract continues and it looks to me like a 'standard' 50/50 deal.
So my question is why the mention then? what's the underlaying understanding? And how come they're talking about buying out rights, and work for hire, where no consideration monies are proposed or paid.
Am I making any sense?

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Re: Performer's Right and Similar rights- Contract Question

Post by Len911 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:31 am

https://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/24/us- ... rs-rights/

It's so you or anyone who "performed" on the recording can't claim performer's rights and collect payment for them. The work for hire is essentially a waiver of those rights. When someone signs a wfh agreement they are swearing that they were paid, whether they were or not. It's unlikely someone will sue and claim they lied and had proof that they lied in order to claim performer's rights.
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Re: Performer's Right and Similar rights- Contract Question

Post by edmondredd » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:39 am

Thank you Len for chiming in.. just wanted to make things a bit clearer.. Performer's right is a different thing from Performance rights I guess. Again thanks a lot, I appreciate
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