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Do You Own The Copyright of your CD Cover ?



Who owns the copyright in your CD cover?

22 April 2013

Written by Jani Cronje – Senior Associate at Adams & Adams

The fact that the CD cover of a young artist may feature, for example, a photograph of him strumming away at his beloved guitar, gazing into the distance, does not necessarily mean that that the bright eyed artist owns the copyright in the CD cover.

If the bright-eyed artist was responsible for the composition of the photograph, he may own the copyright in the photographic work.  If the artist’s manager, however, delivered some input on the positioning of the artist with his guitar, the manager may own the copyright in the photograph.  That being said, the issue of ownership of copyright in the CD cover, does not end here.

It is unlikely that a CD cover will consist solely of a photograph of the bright eyed artist.  Some fanciful writing, the artist’s and album name would probably feature on the cover.  And so, other aspects of the CD cover would also be protected by copyright and different rules of ownership would apply to each aspect.

Furthermore, there are certain exceptions to ownership. If the bright eyed artist commissioned and paid the photographer to take his photograph, he would own the copyright in the photograph.  However, in most instances, the artist’s record label would have commissioned the taking of the photograph and would, as a result, own the copyright vesting in the photograph.

It is clear from the above that, in respect of a CD cover, more than one aspect may be protected by copyright and is possible that different people will own the copyright.

It is advisable that one person or entity (like a record label) owns all the relevant copyright in respect of a CD cover, to avoid any uncertainty.  In this regard, the copyright in the relevant works should be assigned, in writing, to one person or entity.  An entertainment lawyer should be consulted to ensure that all the possible works are identified and correctly assigned to the relevant person.


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Issued on behalf of Adams & Adams by Megan Larter, Crayon Public Relations, 083 605 8859 or for more information – Jani Cronjé, Senior Associate – Adams & Adams, 012 432 6000

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Latest “Jim Rose Remembers Radio” News April 22



REMARKABLE ROCK RECORD PRODUCER LEAVES THE BUILDING Visionary record producer and engineer Andy Johns who masterminds some of our favorite all time records by Rock artists The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Who, Steve Miller Band, Free, Rod Stewart, Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen passes away at 61 on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Producer/engineer Andy Johns comes from a family of sound engineers. His older brother is Glyn Johns (The Who, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) and his nephew is Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Rufus Wainwright). Recent Andy Johns efforts include Steve Miller Band’s Let Your Hair Down in 2011 plus Hard Rock Band Chickenfoot’s album in 2009.

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FORMER HOUSTON, TX TV NEWS ANCHOR RELOCATES Remember Dan O’Rourke who for 16 years is a news reporter and anchor on KPRC TV NBC CH2 here in Houston, TX? Dan ranks right up there with other KPRC TV anchors like the late Ron Stone, Bill Balleza, Jan Carson, Linda Lorelle, Bob Nicholas, weatherman Doug Johnson and sports anchors Ron Franklin and Craig Roberts. For four times the Associated Press names Dan O’Rourke Best TV Reporter in Texas major markets. In 2011, O’Rourke exits KPRC TV for a stint on KTSM TV NBC CH9 in El Paso, TX. On Thursday, April 18, 2013 TVSpy reports that Dan says goodbye to his El Paso TV fans: I love El Paso and I wish you all the very best in your lives. God bless you and your families, now and always.

IS THE TODAY SHOW A HOSTILE PLACE TO WORK? In 2011, Ann Curry joins The Today Show as co-host. For a year Ann co-anchors the floundering morning TV show beside Matt Lauer, until her ouster on June 28, 2012. JRRR uncovers a rash of behind the scenes harsh behavior. A staff member confesses: In the past, [former ‘Today’ host Katie] Couric would sometimes tease her about her clothes. One staff member recalls that a lot of time in the control room was spent making fun of Ann’s outfit choices or just generally messing with her. Perhaps, being pushed out of Today’s lion’s den is probably the best thing that can happen to Curry. The New York Times publishes a piece by Matt Lauer’s arch nemesis, Brian Stelter, titled Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.

ROCK GROUP BADFINGER’S LATE FOUNDER RECEIVES AWARD Wales Rock quartet Badfinger begins as The Iveys with Pete Ham (guitar), Tom Evans (bass), Joey Molland (guitar) and Mike Gibbins (drums). All members of Badfinger share vocal duties except Gibbins. The group’s first hit is Come and Get It in February 1970 that reaches #7. In 1971/72 Day After Day is their biggest hit at #4 with a half million in sales. The group combats two tremendous tragedies first when Pete Ham commits suicide at 27 on April 23, 1975. After Ham dies, Badfinger disbands. In 1979, Molland and Evans reunite. On November 23, 1983 Evans takes his life at 36. The English Heritage honors the late Pete Ham who founds Wales Rock quartet Badfinger with one of Britain’s Blue Plaques.



What singers does Elvis Presley have in his juke box?

The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ernie Phillips former Dallas, TX recording artist promoter is one year older on Monday, April 22, 2013.

•BARRY [BJ] JAMES veteran Chicago, IL radio executive longtime Program Director of WILV FM (100.3) announces his retirement to step down in May 2013.

•GEORGE PLASTER WPRT FM (The Game 102.5) Nashville, TN sports radio host 1st to emcee public event at inaugural half-billion-dollar Music City Center Sports Festival on May 31st and June 1, 2013.

•CLEAR CHANNEL SAN FRANCISCO loses 5 of its sales posse to Cumulus: Jaysson Reno, Chris Lange, Matt Hanlon, Tom Rains and Trevor Chase.


•1950 PETER FRAMPTON British guitarist and vocalist with Humble Pie (solo album Frampton Comes Alive! sells more than 6 million copies) born on April 22nd in Kent, England.

1967 HEATH WRIGHT lead singer of Ricochet (Daddy’s Money #1 for 2 weeks – 1996) born on April 22nd in Vian, OK.

•1974 BARBARA WALTERS shifts to news co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show on April 22nd.

1989 CLINT BLACK debuts on the Grand Ole Opry on April 22nd. •1991 JOHNNY CARSON announces his The Tonight Showretirement on April 22nd.

2000 GEORGE STRAIT’s single The Best Day snags #1 in Billboard Country on April 22nd.


CONNELL MILLER (Branson, MO) Subject: My wire recorder… Hi Jim, Joan Pate-Day probably has a few younger folks scratching their heads when she mentioned wire recorders. I still have my Webcor wire recorder my dad gave me in the early 1950s. The last time I used it was at a classmate’s birthday party in 1957 when I recorded his band. The “Marksmen” was a pretty good three-piece group from our Dallas school, with two of its members going on to great careers in rock and roll – Steve Miller – guitar and vocals – was the birthday boy, with Boz Scaggs playing bass. To work, my wire recorder would need refurbishing, but I’ve often wondered if that spool of wire that’s on it still has the Marksmen rocking out on that afternoon at Steve’s house! Take care Jim, and give Lacy a pat on the head for me… Connell

DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: FYI (Jim in Houston). You mentioned “Jonathon Winters” …did you know he is from Dayton, Ohio (related to the Winters’ Bank people)? Not many people do! I know you are a stickler for the details! Cousin Billy; KQRO, KBUC, KONO, WONE, WTUE, WHIO

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JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1191) April 19, 2013 [Friday] Jim, You may have already gotten this email from Liz Patranella…if not, veteran San Antonio radio personality Don Couser has passed away. Our beloved friend, Don Couser, passed away last night. I spoke with his friend, Carl Wigglesworth, who said that Don passed at 1:00 a.m. today. He had not been well for the past 6 months and died from complications of dementia. At Don’s request, he will be cremated and his ashes distributed in the mountains of Colorado by his children. There will be no public memorial ceremony. Please remember Don and his children in your prayers. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

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HENRY LAROCCA [ex KTRM/KAYC/KLVI] (Beaumont, TX) Good morning Jim, Good to see you are with us…and yes the old KTRM studios near Parkdale mall in Beaumont are long gone…funny thing every time I’m at the intersection. My radio tunes its self to 990 and starts picking up old broadcast shows of Baxter, The Big Bopper, Buddy Johnson, Robert x Brown…then there is lots of R F and hums…sure glad I was given the chance to work radio with you and all the rest of those legends. I miss all my radio friends. Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let’s start a radio revolution.  Give us your opinion about today’s radio or whatever is on your mind at

DUKE GILLELAND [Bob Wills Western Swing chat board] (Belton, TX) Subject: New KTON In Temple… Jim, In ’70 we moved to Temple and I listened to WBAP & KTON night and day. 1973 was my senior year. Gaylon Christie and KTON put together a charter bus to San Antone for the Bob Wills birthday party at the Municipal Auditorium on March 6th. A bunch of us went. I always tell folks that was what I consider my “senior trip”! I always appreciated Gaylon for putting that trip together in ’73. Duke

TRIVIA ANSWER: Elvis Presley’s juke box located in a pavilion near his Graceland swimming pool contains records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and many others. But none of Elvis Presley’s own songs are ever included in his own personal juke box collection.

DUSTY BLACK [Clear Channel GM KPEZ FM/KASE FM/KHFI FM/KFMK FM] (Austin, TX) Subject: Dusty Black. Jim, I hope you are doing great. I sure would like to get on your mailing list. I worked in Texas Radio from 1972-2006, in Dallas, Houston and Austin. My contact information is below. Best regards, Dusty Black; Austin, Texas

PAUL HARVEY (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009) Now you know the rest of the story…Good day.

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Mondays Likileake Warns Us About Things We Say


If you have a local radio station that you think would be interested in broadcasting the daily Likileakes then send us the information and we will be sure to contact them.

This Likileake Warns Us About The Things We Say?


a-man-and-his-wordsWatch what you say: With today’s media coverage, social networking, and cell phones, it is more important than ever to watch what you say.  Every major network has apologized over and over again recently for broadcasting inaccurate information concerning the recent Boston Marathon bombing.

It is almost as if the channel that can sensationalize the event the most is the one that gets the most views and thus lays the problem.  If you are watching a network with coverage that is boring you instantly switch over to a different channel where there is some action.  News reporters that announce an update and have to constantly reiterate that the update is unconfirmed would be far better off not saying it at all is my opinion.

To over simplify the circumstance it is like giving candy to a baby and then taking it away.  In the defense of all the networks I must say however that their untiring efforts should be commended.  I know of one announcer that stayed up for 72 hours unselfishly to bring us the latest news.


Rhon’s Monday Inspiration Inspired By Jesus Calling


Messages received by Rhon at the Inspiration Station from “Jesus Calling”

and published here to inspire you on this new day


Let Me control your mind. The mind  is the most restless, unruly part of mankind. Long after you have learned the  discipline of holding your tongue, your thoughts defy your will and set  themselves up against Me. Man is the pinnacle of My creation, and the human mind  is wondrously complex. I risked all by granting you freedom to think for  yourself. This is godlike privilege, forever setting you apart from animals and  robots. I made you in My image, precariously close to  deity.

Though My blood has fully  redeemed you, your mind is the last bastion of rebellion. Open yourself to My  radiant Presence, letting My Light permeate your thinking. When My  Spirit is controlling your mind, you are filled with Life and  Peace.

Then God said, “Let us make man  in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and  the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the  creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in  the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. —Genesis 1:26–27

The mind of sinful man is death,  but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. —Romans 8:6

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View Video On Irene The Squatter Camp Champion


Since WHISNews21 published the article on Irene the Champion Runner from a White Squatter Camp in South Africa, we have had an amazing response from people worldwide who want to help this young girl. We have finally contacted the person who initially posted Irene story on his Blog late last year and he has at our request send us a report on his involvement with Irene. Much to our surprise he has a Ph.D. from Oxford University, England and now lives in the United States of America and is himself an outstanding and caring person. I have added his article below for all the concerned visitors to WHISNews21 who want to know more about Irene.

Follow up on Irene – the runner in the squatter camp.

Skip Moen

Skip Moen founder of “At God’s Table”

I was amazed at the recent response from South Africans about the plight of Irene, the 15-year-old girl who is a champion runner but lives in a White squatter camp near Pretoria.  Let me tell you how all of this began.

My name is Skip Moen.  I am the founder of At God’s Table, a non-profit biblical education charity.  I have a Ph.D. from Oxford University in England.  I spent 25 years in business before I started writing and teaching.  I teach all over the world.  I have authored several books and dozens of articles.  I am currently the Academic Dean of Master’s International Divinity School in Evansville, Indiana in the USA.

A few years ago I started coming to South Africa to teach.  In the process, I met people who had dedicated their lives to helping those in real need, especially the ones who no one knows about.  That’s how I ended up touring the camp where Irene lives.   I met Irene and her family and heard her story and I knew immediately that I had to do something to help her.  So I went home to Orlando and told her story to the hundreds of people who follow my work on my web site.  People from all over the world responded and we raised money to assist Irene with racing needs, expenses, food and medical bills.  I never thought that WHISNews21 would publish this story and make this public.  I posted an interview with Irene that I filmed the next time I was in South Africa.  It is now on You Tube.  You can see it here  It’s just the raw interview with my “outsider” observations about life in the camps.


Irene and her Father

Last time I was in South Africa I went to one of Irene’s races.  She won both the 800 and the 1500 meter races.  A happy girl, for sure. Irene’s father is perhaps her greatest admirer and advocate.  He helps manage the camp where the family lives.

In case you think that my efforts are only aimed at Whites, you need to know that I have drilled wells in Haiti, built houses for the poor in Honduras, offered assistance in Indonesia and recently taught a class in a public school in South Africa.

I really go where God leads me and do what He asks me to do for those I meet who are in need.  That’s what compassion means.

If you want to help us (and there isn’t a big staff here, just me, my son and my wife in the USA and two women in South Africa) then contact Luzette Wessels at or go to

We would be so glad for you to join us.



Petes Weekly: Things Business Owner Should Do

Things a Business Owner should do Regularly

I include this article from Business Warriors in this PetesWeekly because I have had a very challenging commuting week. My suitcase decided to play hooky in Frankfurt while I arrived in Johannesburg.
By this morning I had acquired a gentle Gorgonzola-like glow.  The suitcase arrived just in time to accompany me into some troubled weather in Cape Town, where I will be setting up office. My hosts insist that a bath is more important than some petty commercial scrivening, and frankly, I am all for it.
This article lists those things that Business Warriors think are worth doing periodically, even if they are cumbersome. This is because they show us the hidden health of our business before it becomes a crisis.

For instance, applying for a Tax Clearance Certificate each year is a pain, especially if you do not need it right now. But, it is the easiest way to confirm SARS regards you as up to date. (Sure you can ask them if you are, as many have done, but you cannot trust their answer, as many have found out when they desperately needed the certificate.) It can takes weeks/months to resolve the documents that SARS may have lost, or your payments that may have fallen into the wrong allocation, and when you urgently need the certificate to complete a tender that time is not available.

Next, try applying for some credit each year, like a credit card, even if you don’t need one. This instantly highlights whether somebody has snuck a judgment against you into the system. (Yes, they are supposed to warn you, but that warning seems to astray enough times for the rest of us to think it might be a conspiracy.)

Next, try checking your current business registration status each year at CIPC. (The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. This used to be CIPRO, which still exists in hiding.) You search for your firm name in the lowest search block in the left hand menu.

Recovering from de-registration is a little like trying to claim for a car accident that happens the day after your bank bounces your short-term premium. (I tried it, and it was a catastrophe.)

Next, review your BBBEE status each year. The law changes often enough to make this worthwhile. And your business keeps changing as well. Just being aware of your BBBEE rating means that you will see ways to improve it. This is like standing on a scale each morning. Just knowing what your weight is prompts you to eat a little more carefully.


Foe more information please contact Peter at this address

USA Take Note: 3898 Guns Destroyed In SA

guncontrol013 898 Guns Destroyed In Port Elizabeth, South Africa In One Day

2013-04-21 18:40

 Johannesburg – A total of 3 898 handguns have been destroyed in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. “Of those, 2000 were forfeited to the state and then the balance was voluntarily handed over to the police,” said Lieutenant Colonel Sibongile Soci. The firearms were destroyed on Saturday.


Gun laws are so strict in South Africa that most South Africans are just handing in their guns at the police stations. If they were not able to obtain a licence and they were caught with the guns they would be committing a criminal offence which would most certainly include a jail sentence. Now most law-abiding South African are unarmed while almost all criminals are armed and dangerous. Now it’s like Deer hunting in South Africa “Open Season” only the season is all year-long.

It seems that this could happen where you live too, if Gun Control is passed.  

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