Interesting. I can imagine them being careful about it, but at the studio where I do this occasionally, we are considered “work for hire” and the client owns the material. We never put our name on it in such cases.
If someone brings in something they do not own, WE insist that they take formal responsibility so the studio is not liable for infringement claims…
Turnabout is fair play, maybe?
On Apr 25, 2017, at 8:46 AM, Louis Hone <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I just finished audio restoration for a client who recorded an LP 60 years
> ago. He owns the original copyright and all the rights (including
> publishing) associated with this LP. I digitized the vinyl, did the
> appropriate cleaning up with RX5, and a bit of mastering to top it off.
> Sounds good, everybody is happy.
> However at the end of the project, the client was adamant that I sign him a
> "release" stating that I was not the owner of this new digitized version of
> his LP. He had read somewhere that if a recording that is out of copyright,
> is digitized and cleaned up and rereleased, then the person or company
> doing this restoration is now the owner of the copyright.
> I have been doing audio restoration for 20 years now and that is a first
> for me. Yes I did sign the release (otherwise he wasn't paying me).
> Anyone else have that situation ?