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Music Copyright for the New Millenium / Edition 1

Music Copyright for the New Millenium / Edition 1


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The 21st century promises to be the greatest period of growth in musical expression the world has ever known, as new technologies have made it easier and less costly to produce and distribute creative works on a worldwide basis. Copyright law and the ownership of intellectual property will continue to be the lifeblood of the music industry and the source from which the income of musicians will be derived. This book will give you a thorough understanding of copyright law as it applies specifically to music. In an easy-to-understand style, it explains the relevant provisions of U.S. copyright law and demonstrates how they are used in the music industry. From the Statute of Anne in the early 18th century to recent lawsuits against MP3-swapping services, this is the most comprehensive guide to music copyright ever created. David J. Moser is an entertainment attorney who primarily represents music industry clients. He is also a professor in the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches courses in copyright law and music publishing. In addition, Moser has written articles on entertainment law for numerous publications, including Billboard and Entertainment Law and Finance. He lives in Nashville and is a member of the Copyright Society of the United States, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931140164
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

David Moser is a professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University where he teaches courses in Intellectual Properties, Legal Issues in the Music Industry, Music Publishing, and Multimedia Law. Moser is also an attorney with more than ten years of experience in intellectual property and entertainment law. He represents clients such as record companies, music publishers, songwriters, recording artists, producers, managers, and Internet businesses. He also teaches an online copyright course at UCLA Extension School and is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on intellectual property piracy in the Philippines. Moser is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at music industry and legal education seminars and operates a website at

Table of Contents

What is Copyright? The History of Copyright The Subject Matter of Copyright Ownership of Copyright The Reproduction Right The Derivative and Distribution Rights The Public Performance and Display Rights Duration of Copyright Copyright Formalities Infringement of Copyright Defenses to Infringement Remedies for Copyright Infringement International Copyright Protection The Future of Copyright

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very informative book on copyright law. Easy to read & contains many useful & entertaining examples. Should be required reading for anyone who wants to be a part of the music industry.