I just got word from Flora Watters about an event [Update] coming up on Wednesday the 21st and 28th of April in London titled The Art of Sound: IP Rights for Music-focused Digital Arts. From the article:
When it comes to cross collaboration in multimedia art forms, the lines can get blurred in terms of who owns what when there is more than one author. This is typical in terms of digital art forms where varied creative input has been pooled together to create sound scapes, or in the use of sampled music to build installations or to create performance pieces. When working across the creative spectrum with DJs, VJs, music producers, visual artists, filmmakers and owners of performance spaces, professional multimedia artists can protect their work by outlining agreements such as licensing contracts, copyright assignments and contracts with live venues. This event will take an in depth look at issues of intellectual property (IP) and Creative Commons licenses for multimedia artists sharing work and ideas in the field of music.
The event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the area check it out and let us know how it went.