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The Performance Right Juncture: I

The Performance Right Juncture: I

Two exclusive rights of copyright are at the heart of the worldwide business...

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Sampling Without A License

Sampling Without A License

Sampling has been controversial from the very start. Supporters of the...

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Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

2013 marked the first year that sound recording and musical composition...

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Fair Use: A Manual

Fair Use: A Manual

Fair use has always been a contentious concept. A great number of musicians,...

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Copyright in Public Places

Copyright in Public Places

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and...

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The Copyright Hearings

The Copyright Hearings

For more than a year now the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts,...

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Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Certain sound recordings from decades ago are still considered commercially...

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An Update on Reversion Rights

An Update on Reversion Rights

What do Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan...

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Copyright and The Supreme Court

Copyright and The Supreme Court

This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. The...

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Sound Recordings in 2013: A Legal Brief

Sound Recordings in 2013: A Legal Brief

The Mayans were partially right when they predicted something drastic would...

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