Copyright in the Music Industry

Copyright in the Music Industry : A Practical Guide to Exploiting and Enforcing Rights

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This must-have book is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to copyright and related rights in the music industry. It provides clear and concise instruction on how copyright works in practice and how it applies to music specifically, as well as covering how to manage, utilise and enforce copyright, what infringement looks like and how to avoid it. The book illustrates this with relevant cases and real world examples, including practical, step-by-step guidance for stakeholders of all types. It also signposts the future of copyright in the music industry through an examination of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Key features include:

* An engaging and approachable writing style
* A practical orientation for those in the industry and their advisors
* The impact of social media on copyright infringement, management and remedies
* Accessible explanations of key concepts in copyright and related rights, as well as commonly misunderstood topics such as sampling and fair use.

Musicians, producers, copyright holders and others working in the music industry will find this an indispensable and easy-to-use resource for navigating all aspects of music copyright. It will also be of interest to academics and students of copyright law for its discussion of contemporary issues such as technology and enforcement.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1839101288
  • 9781839101281

Table of contents

Content: Foreword I David Martin Foreword II Andrea Martin Foreword III Scott Farrant Preface Key terms Copyright in the Music Industry playlist PART I MUSIC AND COPYRIGHT 1. Why copyright matters in music 2. What is copyright? 3. Copyright in a song 4. What copyright gives you 5. What copyright does not give you PART II MANAGING MUSIC COPYRIGHT 6. Who owns the copyright? 7. Roles and relationships 8. Contracts 9. Licensing 10. Social media PART III INFRINGEMENT 11. What is copyright infringement? 12. Who copied my song? 13. Inspiration or infringement 14. Sampling 15. Counterfeit goods PART IV ENFORCEMENT 16. Starting a copyright infringement claim 17. Where to make a claim 18. Evidence and musicology reports 19. Remedies 20. Online enforcement PART V LOOKING TO THE FUTURE 21. Artificial intelligence and music 22. Blockchain in the music industry Index
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Review quote

'An accessible primer on ever-evolving issues of copyright in the music industry from a rising scholar.' -- Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School, US 'Hayleigh Bosher's new book is a wonderful addition to the library of any professional working in or having to deal with the copyright field and the legal issues it presents. The clear and user-friendly tone makes the book accessible to professionals from all backgrounds without distracting from the technical and intellectual rigour and depth of research. In sum, Copyright in the Music Industry is a must-read for all those working at the crossroads of these two worlds.' -- Eleonora Rosati, Stockholm University, Sweden and Bird & Bird, Milan, Italy 'Dr Hayleigh Bosher has done the impossible: write a book on copyright in the music industry that is both practical and readable. As a life-long musician and copyright lawyer for 38 years, this accomplishment cannot be overstated. I expect that the principal audience - as it should be - will be musicians themselves. For them, the book will provide all the background and details necessary to use the law in a way that we all want - to protect and further creativity. Brava.' -- Bill Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google Inc., US
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About Hayleigh Bosher

Hayleigh Bosher, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University London, and Legal Consultant specialising in Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law, UK
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