Music Law in the Digital Age

Bargfrede, Allen (Book - 2009)
Music Law in the Digital Age
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(Berklee Press). Learn copyright essentials in order to succeed in today's music industry. With the free-form exchange of music files and musical ideas online, understanding copyright laws has become essential to career success in the new music marketplace. This cutting-edge, plain-language guide shows you how copyright law drives the contemporary music industry. Whether you are an artist, lawyer, entertainment Web site administrator, record label executive, student, or other participant in the music industry, this book will help you understand how copyright law affects you, helping you use the law to your benefit. Topics include basic copyright law, the Copyright Act, proper licenses for the legal online delivery of music, high profile court decisions related to copyright violations, using music on sites like MySpace and YouTube, and much more.
Authors: Bargfrede, Allen
Title: Music law in the digital age
Publisher: Boston, MA : Berklee Press ; Milwaukee, Wis. : Distributed by Hal Leonard, c2009
Characteristics: xii, 160 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Allen Bargfrede and Cecily Mak ; edited by Jonathan Feist
Contents: Introduction to music law. History of the music industry and copyright law
Current copyright basics
Copyright in music
What is a copy and what is a performance?
Copyright law and ever-changing distribution models
Music law in the digital age. Digital distribution channels and mediums
Digital music delivery formats
Gaps in copyright law
DMCA/Copyright law reform
Web 2.0: how virtual worlds, social networking sites, advertisers, bloggers and others fit in
International considerations
How to start an online music service
Additional Contributors: Feist, Jonathan
Mak, Cecily
ISBN: 0876390998
Branch Call Number: 346.730482 B251m 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Copyright Music United States
Topical Term: Copyright
Publisher No: HL50449586 Hal Leonard
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