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Moser on Music Copyright, 1st Edition

  • David J. Moser
  • ISBN-10: 1598631438  |  ISBN-13: 9781598631432
  • 248 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
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Overview

Knowledge of copyright law is essential to anyone who hopes to have a career in music. It fosters an environment where musicians and songwriters can share their creations with the public and know that their music will not be manipulated or misused without their consent, and, most importantly, that they will be paid for their work. Without copyright law, there would be far less incentive for anyone to make music, and almost no incentive for record labels to produce, market, and sell it. Understanding copyright law is particularly relevant today, as Internet file sharing and CD burning have made music copyright law front-page news. In Moser on Music Copyright, David J. Moser, one of the foremost authorities on the subject, provides students, educators, lawyers, and anyone in the music industry with a thorough understanding of copyright law, what it protects, the benefi ts of registering a copyright, and what to do when your copyright has been infringed. Controversies involving copyright and online music are also discussed in detail, with case studies of the recent blockbuster cases in this area, including the lawsuits against Napster, Grokster, and more. Although written in clear and readable language, Moser on Music Copyright is an in-depth resource providing detailed explanations of copyright law's application to music and has been used as a text by institutions such as Fordham University Law School, Loyola University, New York University, Northeastern University, and UCLA.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of copyright law as it applies specifically to music, explained in simple terms.
  • Completely up-to-date and relevant content includes numerous examples of actual cases and new business developments.
  • Includes practical tips for copyright owners and those who use copyrighted works.
  • Written by an entertainment industry lawyer who has over 10 years of experience with intellectual property and entertainment law.

Table of Contents

1. What is Copyright?
2. The History of Copyright
3. What Can Be Protected by Copyright?
4. Ownership of Copyright
5. The Reproduction Right
6. The Derivative & Distribution Rights
7. Public Performance and Display Rights
8. Duration of Copyright
9. Copyright Formalities
10. Infringement of Copyright
11. Defenses to Infringement
12. Remedies for Copyright Infringement
13. International Copyright Protection
14. Copyright and Digital Technology
15. The Online Music War

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

The Musician's Legal Companion  (ISBN-10: 1598635077 | ISBN-13: 9781598635072)

Don’t sign a recording contract before reading this book! The Musician’s Legal Companion, Second Edition gets to the core of the legal issues you need to know about, in clear, straightforward language. Here you’ll find easy-to-comprehend explanations of the four main contracts used in the music business: recording artist, songwriter, artist management, and performance. You’ll also discover how to make the relationship with your current or future attorney more fruitful and cost-effective. This new edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as the use of independent producers, 360° agreements, distribution and marketing agreements, how radio and other media fit into an artist’s career, film and television agreements, digital distribution, name and likeness agreements, merchandising agreements, and much, much more. With more than 25 years in the music business as a lawyer, educator, and writer, interacting with many musicians both personally and professionally, Michael A. Aczon shares the many lessons he’s learned and takes you on a journey to a better legal understanding of the entertainment industry and your music career.

List Price = $21.95  | CengageBrain Price = $21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $16.25

Student Supplements

The Musician's Legal Companion  (ISBN-10: 1598635077 | ISBN-13: 9781598635072)

Don’t sign a recording contract before reading this book! The Musician’s Legal Companion, Second Edition gets to the core of the legal issues you need to know about, in clear, straightforward language. Here you’ll find easy-to-comprehend explanations of the four main contracts used in the music business: recording artist, songwriter, artist management, and performance. You’ll also discover how to make the relationship with your current or future attorney more fruitful and cost-effective. This new edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as the use of independent producers, 360° agreements, distribution and marketing agreements, how radio and other media fit into an artist’s career, film and television agreements, digital distribution, name and likeness agreements, merchandising agreements, and much, much more. With more than 25 years in the music business as a lawyer, educator, and writer, interacting with many musicians both personally and professionally, Michael A. Aczon shares the many lessons he’s learned and takes you on a journey to a better legal understanding of the entertainment industry and your music career.

List Price = $21.95  | CengageBrain Price = $21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $16.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David J. Moser

David Moser is a professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University where he teaches courses in Intellectual Properties, Legal Issues in the Music Industry, Music Publishing, and Multimedia Law. Moser is also an attorney with more than ten years of experience in intellectual property and entertainment law. He represents clients such as record companies, music publishers, songwriters, recording artists, producers, managers, and Internet businesses. He also teaches an online copyright course at UCLA Extension School and is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on intellectual property piracy in the Philippines. Moser is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at music industry and legal education seminars and operates a website at www.copyrightguru.com.