INTRODUCTION: Copyright Basics and Incentives for Creation | cbavitz | September 26, 2011

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INTRODUCTION: Copyright Basics and Incentives for Creation

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TOPICS
Overview of expression, nature of creativity and authorship, and rights-ownership.
What are the goals of our copyright system?
How do those goals fit in with the interests of:
– creators?
– consumers?
– those who build businesses on distribution of content?
Basic copyright concepts relevant to musical compositions and sound recordings.
What works are covered by copyright?
What rights does the owner of a musical work possess?

READINGS (BARGFREDE / MAK)
Ch. 1, History of the Music Industry and Copyright Law, pp. 3 – 15
Ch. 2, Current Copyright Basics, pp. 17 – 38

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