Breaking Down a Side Artist Agreement
A side artist agreement is a contract, typically between the main artist (or sometimes the artist’s label) stating the terms under which a vocalist or instrumentalist is hired to perform on one or more tracks. They are generally one-time employment contracts that establish that the side artist’s performance is a work-made-for-hire for the benefit of
Deepfakes and Intellectual Property: What You Should Know
Celebrity identities have been fraudulently manipulated in hyper-realistic videos, known as deepfakes, since the technology became widely available in 2017. In October 2022, Bruce Willis denied claims made by a deepfake company that he had “sold the rights to his face” in an apparent bid to extend his acting career past his retirement. Even though
Do You Have a Right of Publicity in California?
If someone attempts to profit from your name or image without your consent, this can pose a serious issue. You may think that you aren’t “famous” enough for this to happen. However, this issue arises even with those who are not well-known, which is why about half of the states in the US, including Florida,
Do You Have a Right of Publicity in Florida?
How would you feel if someone tried to make money from your name or image without your consent? This may sound like an issue that only concerns celebrities and public figures. In reality even those who are not very well-known can experience this type of problem, which is why about half of the states in
Changes to New York’s Right of Publicity Law
Updated: July 9, 2021 In New York, individuals generally have the right to control the commercial use of their name, image and likeness, or other similar aspects of their identity. This is referred to as the right of publicity. Not all states recognize this right. While New York has offered some protection in the past, Governor Cuomo signed