Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

Website: https://www.duplooylaw.com/

If you’re researching the music industry, you’ve probably stumbled upon works for hire agreements, which can help you retain ownership over artistic works when you hire contractors.

In a work for hire agreement, the hiring artist becomes the legal author and the contractor has no legal right to any of the work; the contractor’s name won’t even make it to the copyright registration form.

Canadian musicians don’t have the luxury of using works for hire agreements, which are creatures of the American copyright regime.

In this article, we discuss the equivalent intellectual…

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