1. What did you learn about creating an original work and how you go about registering it? Creating an original work is something that can actually mean different things, Simple things. Like taking a selfie! I learned its not a particularly complicated process to create an indivvidual work, you just need to know where to go.
2. Will this change how you create in the future? Why or why not? This will probably not change how I ceate in the future, but it will change my willingness to go through the steps of registering and protecting my works
3. After completing this assignment, does the process of registering a work seem easier or more daunting than you had previously perceived? It definitely seems easier now that i’ve gone through the steps. Having grown up thinking I would have to talk to boards and do mountains of paperwork just to register a piece, this is a much simpler process.
What did you learn about creating an original work and how you go about registering it?
It is not easy to replicate a photo, unless you are good at it. A duplicate work will never be the same as the original. This can be related to songwriting, someone would have to try very hard to make a piece sound the exact same as another one. You can easily take features or certain aspects of a work; but it is very obvious when someone copies something “word for word”.
I registered it through the copyright website, both works under a Visual Art form.
Will this change how you create in the future? Why or why not?
I will not draw anymore self portraits.
Also, this allowed me to see the necessary precaution artist take when writing music. It is worth registering something that is original and unique, it will prevent people from taking your ideas and allows an artist to get all of the credit they deserve.
After completing this assignment, does the process of registering a work seem easier or more daunting than you had previously perceived?
It seems easier then I thought It would be, the process is just like filling out paperwork. The hardest part is deciding what to register it as and defining the art itself.
What did you learn about creating an original work and how you go about registering it? Creating an original work and registering it wasn’t as hard as I thought. Looking throughout history people always do something wrong and don’t understand copyrighting so I assumed it was extremely hard. Reading the book and copyright laws really made it easy to understand and do.
Will this change how you create in the future? Why or why not? I don’t think it will change the way I create but it will give me more confidence to upload my stuff. I never felt comfortable uploading stuff because I’m afraid someone will take my work and never pay me for it. To continue but the creativeness wont change because of it.
After completing this assignment, does the process of registering a work seem easier or more daunting than you had previously perceived? Previously said in question 1, I always thought copyright was a very hard thing to do and the average person wouldn’t be able to do it with a lot of practice/teaching.
Employees and Independent Contractors
An example of employees and independent contractors all in one would be the musicians in the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (LSO). In the article, it states that the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra puts on an average of four music concerts each season where the musicians sign an agreement that states they are independent contractors for the concerts and rehearsals they attend. Furthermore, no taxes will be withheld from the (LSO). Being independent contractors, they are allowed to work for other employers throughout the season if they offer a higher-paying gig.
It was later argued that the LSO musicians were in fact employees instead of independent contractors according to the article that says “In applying its 2011 analysis to the facts at hand, the board determined the LSO maintained substantial control over the musicians and the musicians had limited entrepreneurial opportunities. The board concluded the multifactor test weighed in favor of finding an employer-employee relationship between the musicians and the LSO, and reinstated the petition.” The courts found that though these situations normally lean toward the side of independent contractors, there were facts about this particular case they couldn’t ignore. In words of the article, “Musicians could not contract to fill multiple chairs, sell their chair with the LSO to another musician or hire someone else to fill their slot at a lower rate of pay. While musicians could decline concerts and rehearsals to take “a higher paying ‘gig’ with another symphony.”
Akira Yamaoka is famous for composing the music for the famous video game Silent Hill, including songs such as “Over,” “Devil’s Lyric,” and “For All.” Developers Konami and Team Silent hired Yamaoka to compose music for the video game’s release in 1999. Yamaoka was hired as an employee, because the developers needed to be in control of how Yamaoka went about creating the content. This became more important as they brought him back for sequels, as the game game grew in popularity, to prevent leaks.
Hans Zimmer is most famous for his movie scores, including Mission Impossible, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator, and Pirates of the Caribbean, just to name a few. He has been an independent contractor for companies such as Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, and Village Roadshow Pictures. Composers like Zimmer are usually hired as independent contractors for huge film companies. If you have a big enough reputation to grab the attention of major film companies, you should be able to work how you want, where you want, and when you want without the company controlling your every move, provided you provide the desired content, and meet a deadline.