Musicians and the Law in Canada, 4th Edition

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A unique and practical text, Musicians and the Law in Canada, now in its revised, enlarged, and updated fourth edition, provides an overview of the law, contracts, and legal issues confronting musicians in Canada.

It covers all legal situations affecting musicians including:

  • The Internet and its implications for musicians
  • Copyright, administration, licensing of copyright, and creative commons licenses
  • Copyright infringement and remedies
  • Contractual rights, obligations, and remedies
  • The status, function, and role of labour organizations
  • The relationship between agents and managers
  • Crowdfunding, government funding programs, sponsorship agreements, financing, and other business-related issues
  • Income tax considerations
  • Trademarks, merchandising, and endorsements
  • Websites, social media, domain names, and house concerts
  • Digital royalties, downloading, streaming, ring tones, and cloud computing
  • 360 deals

This text also provides detailed discussions of the various publishing, recording, live performance, merchandising, and endorsement agreements and other contracts affecting musicians; extensive checklists for negotiating and drafting specific agreements. Music contracts are analyzed, often paragraph by paragraph, with extensive commentary highlighting the legal implications of each provision. It is the premier source of information on this topic.

New in this Edition:

This fourth edition is significantly and expanded to deal with the most recent amendments to the Copyright Act of Canada. It has been expanded and significantly revised and updated. The fourth edition is a result of the transitions taking place in the music business in view of the worldwide computer/digital/internet revolution that continues to take place.

Publisher:
Carswell

Practice Area:
Intellectual property

Jurisdiction:
General

Publication Date:
2014-09-29

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30835560

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30835560

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1

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ISBN:
9780779863761