Multcolib Research Picks: Music Copyright and Publishing
Annotation:This book is written for anyone interested in learning about copyright protection for creative works. Chapters cover copyright, trademarks, and contracts, in clear language directed to entrepreneurs.
Annotation:Intellectual property rights for music sampling, licensing and fair use. This book offers musicians a foundation for understanding digital sampling and licensing through examples of legal cases from the music industry.
Annotation:How to obtain consent from a copyright owner to use the owner's creative material and create a licensing agreement. Includes a CD-ROM of the forms printed in the book for a variety of uses.
Annotation:Published by Berklee Press, of the Berklee School of Music, this book answers many common questions about uses of music and what is legal from the standpoint of copyright law.
Annotation:Written by an entertainment law and copyright attorney (plus musician) this is the most complete recent book exploring music copyright from multiple directions.
Annotation:Cornell University's chart that explains copyright protection and public domain for published and unpublished works, based on year of creation.