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Compromising Moral Rights

Compromising Moral Rights

Copyright law is based on property law. It evolved over time and recognized more and more economic rights, such as those of music creators to collect on sound recordings and public performances. But original copyrighted material may arguably possess certain inalienable personal rights that...

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Bowie’s Bonds: An Appreciation

Bowie’s Bonds: An Appreciation

David Bowie is a legend in more ways than one. In the 1970s his on stage alter egos could have been shunned; instead, they shattered conventions and then they were embraced. It was Bowie’s persona, his sense of fashion, and, above all, his music, that over time elevated pop culture by making it...

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The Lesson of Blurred Lines

The Lesson of Blurred Lines

In November, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $5.3...

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The Toppling of Happy Birthday

The Toppling of Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday To You, referred to as Happy Birthday in the remainder of this...

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Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

More than three and a half years after the JOBS Act’s passage, the...

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Synch Money and Video Games

Synch Money and Video Games

In 2011 the $26 billion videogame industry doubled the film industry and...

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Festival Turf Wars

Festival Turf Wars

The album is no longer the golden child of the industry. In 2014, recorded...

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Living Up To A Brand

Living Up To A Brand

Artists have always struggled to make ends meet, and more so since the drop in...

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