Shine: Copyright Law and Film
Australian Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 129-142, August 2001
14 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2004
This article looks at the various experiences of the film-makers involved in Shine in relation to copyright policy and litigation. Part 1 considers the involvement of Jan Sardi in the campaign to get screenwriters included in the moral rights regime in the film industry. Part 2 recounts the efforts of Scott Hicks to push for directors to acquire royalties under the retransmission scheme in the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 (Cth). Part 3 discusses the contractual dispute between independent producer Jane Scott and the distributor over the gross receipts to the film Shine. Part 4 explores the disputes over the use of Sergei Rachmaninov's music in the film Shine.
Keywords: Copyright law, cinematographic film, economic rights, moral rights, collaborative work, screenwriters, directors, producers, composers
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