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
U.S. copyright law currently has an odd loophole that limits federal protection for sound recordings to those made on or after February 15, 1972. This means that the full catalog of sound recordings by the Beatles, John Coltrane, Janis Joplin, and countless others receive no federal protection,...Read More
by Esteban Roa
Karl Marx famously said that man is himself and his instruments of production. Musicians, of course, do not live alone in their own creative bubble. Indeed, the shifting frontier of music making is arguably best observed today by dropping in on a gathering of audio and game developers, audio...Read More