Court Rules Actress Owns Copyright in Her Film Performance

, New York Law Journal


In their Entertainment Law column, Michael I. Rudell and Neil J. Rosini, partners in Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, Producers of television and film projects know that entering into work-for-hire agreements with all of the creative contributors to their projects is a legal necessity. The alternative invites chaos but the extent of it is rarely explored. The Ninth Circuit, however, recently pondered the consequences of that omission.

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