Mudcat Café message #3384471 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146180   Message #3384471
Posted By: Richard Bridge
01-Aug-12 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Bill Leader/Dave Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bill Leader/Dave Bulmer
With respect that is exactly how the legal system is at fault. What there should be is a partial reversion of rights to the artist if there is not a release reasonably sufficient to satisfy demand within a reasonable period of time - AND there should be a public interest exemption from copyright generally.

Additionally the insolvency loophole should be closed, so that the obligation to pay royalties to the artist/composer is an encumbrance on the rights. At present (unless the contract effectively specifies otherwise)if the company that contracted the artist/composer goes broke and the liquidator sells the rights to a further company, the further company has no obligation to pay royalties to the contracted parties who retain only a valueless right to sue the insolvent company.