Gain an in-depth understanding of a topic that is vital to the success of anyone in or entering the music industry, with MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW. From songwriters and performers to managers, producers, and agents - everyone is affected by the issues covered in this book. 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 professional in or entering music business.
Moser, David J.
Music copyright law
Boston, MA :, Course Technology, Cengage Learning,, c2012
xvi, 304 p. ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
David J. Moser, Cheryl L. Slay
What is copyright?
The history of copyright
What can be protected by copyright?
Ownership of copyright
The reproduction right
The derivative and distribution rights
Public performance and display rights
Duration of copyright
Infringement of copyright
Defenses to infringement
Remedies for copyright infringement
International copyright protection
Copyright and digital technology
The online music war
Branch Call Number:
346.730482 M899m 2012