What Is A ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter?

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A ‘Cease and Desist’ letter, like it sounds, is a legal letter demanding you to stop an activity now, and in the future. In the voice over world, cease and desist letters usually are received by talents for their improper uses of a trademarked name, or copyrighted material. I have actually been seeing more and […]

VoiceOver Legal: Power of Attorney

Question: I received a phone call from a casting director, who is also a manager, who expressed interest in me, which was great. It would be non-exclusive, and she would take 20% for gigs she booked me. She also sent me an application form to fill out, along with a w-9, and a Contract that […]

VoiceOver Legal: LLCs and VoiceOver Talents

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Question: I have an LLC (Limited Liability Company) that I have set up to operate my voice over business in New York. I do business regularly with clients in many different States. Do I need to register my LLC in all the States where I do business, or set up separate LLCs in those States? […]

VoiceOver Legal: Using Copyrighted Songs In A Demo

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Q: I have been told that if I use a copyrighted song on my demo, and put the demo on my website, that it is not copyright infringement and it is perfectly okay to do because I’m not getting any money from using that song. Is this correct? A: This could not be further from […]