Q. Why would an individual relinquish copyright to a corporation?

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One reason for surrendering copyright is that corporations may have better capabilities for marketing and distribution of that work. In the recording industry, for example, an artist might transfer copyright to the record label in exchange for royalties. The record label, in turn, would then ensure that the recording is marketed and distributed widely in order to maximize the artist's royalties.

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  • Last Updated Apr 25, 2016
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  • Answered By Donald Barclay

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