Music Copyright Law

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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.

  • Packed with newer, more current and illustrative examples, providing contextual relevance for key concepts.
  • Updated with new developments in copyright law so readers can feel confident they are getting the most up-to-date information available.
  • Adds credibility with an author team that consists of two acknowledged and known experts in the field.
  • Facilitates comprehension with an easy-to-read, straightforward writing style.
  • Translates complex concepts into concrete terms with real-world examples.
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 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.

©2011, 304 pages.