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...
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...
Compromising Moral Rights1
Bowie’s Bonds: An Appreciation2
The Lesson of Blurred Lines3
One of the silver linings of the current crisis is the recognition that cooperation between business, government, academics, and the creative community is needed to right the ills of the music industry. That such a gathering will soon be taking place in the US, however, is surprising. In the...Read More
by Ben Scudder
Services like Rhapsody charge a monthly subscription fee to grant users, with browsers or mobile apps, access to an extensive music catalogue. The content is stored on a server somewhere other than the user’s hard drive (i.e. “the cloud”). There is no need to safe-keep a personal music...Read More