Copyright in the Music Industry
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Copyright in the Music Industry

A Practical Guide to Exploiting and Enforcing Rights

Hayleigh Bosher

This must-have book is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to copyright and related rights in the music industry, illustrated with relevant cases and real world examples. 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.
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Chapter 2: What is copyright?

Hayleigh Bosher

Abstract

Chapter 2 explains what copyright is and what the regulation says, in particular it addresses three key areas; firstly, what copyright is and what it protects, this includes a tiny bit of legal background on how law is made and applied, how copyright works around the world and what it means for a copyright work to be an original expression of an idea. Second, the chapter moves to explain when something can be protected by copyright and thirdly, discusses whether or not you need to register your copyright.

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