Music Copyright Law, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305489756
  • ISBN-13: 9781305489752
  • DDC: 346.730482
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Gain an in-depth understanding of a topic that is vital to the success of any student entering the music industry with MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW. Avoiding the technical jargon and "lawyerspeak" that bogs down other books on the subject, the book explores the world of copyright law and hones in on how it applies to music. It begins by building a foundational knowledge of the fundamentals of copyright law, what it protects, the benefits of registering a copyright, and what to do when copyright has been infringed. Once the fundamentals are established, coverage expands to include controversies involving copyright and music in the digital age and the debates over online music. Packed with practical examples that bring complex concepts to life, this book is a must-have for any student entering the music business.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
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 and 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.