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I do film production work on the legal side for one of the major Hollywood studios – the actors’ unions over there have an incredibly strong lobby voice and negotiation strength. Like a musician, voice-over actors have what are called “performance rights”.
Ultimately, on your own games, it comes down to contract. If you are a developer and your contract doesnt tie down the IP properly and transfer it to you cleanly frpoom the contractor at the start then the contractor can come back cap in hand and look for a cut of the profits later. I is a legal mess that you want to avoid. If the contract is drafted properly and the contractor has sold the IP that he develop for a flat fee, then thats what he’ll get.