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Pros & Cons of Copyright Laws

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In an ideal world, nobody would dream of using your small company's materials without your consent, or attempt to make money by peddling intellectual property they didn’t own. This is ...
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Some of the Pros and Cons of Copyright Laws

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Can You Own a Sound? - Copyright Criminals : PBS LearningMedia

Can You Own a Sound? - Copyright Criminals : PBS LearningMedia | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it

This Community Classroom educational module from Copyright Criminals teaches the basic foundations of copyright law and how the music industry began to respond legally to sampling as hip-hop grew in popularity in the 1990s.


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Paired with Lesson 2 of the curriculum. The film Copyright Criminals was a presentation of PBS Independent Lens.

Students will learn about copyright law and the exception of fair use and debate artistic appropriation with their classmates.
Joshua Robinson's curator insight, July 19, 2015 11:34 PM

Sampling opens the doors for many issues such as copyright infringement. It is important to get the proper permissions to use some else’s work.

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Copyright Explained Musically | Techdirt

Copyright Explained Musically | Techdirt | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it

For those of you who claim that copyright inspires no creativity whatsoever, perhaps you have not seen the following video, PandoHouse Rock: Copyright, explained, a collaboration between PandoDaily and Explainer Music's David Holmes:

 

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Copyright laws maintain some protection for Authors of creative works such as writings, video productions, music, visual arts or architecture and for the companies that paid for their creation. Although copyright law grants protections and rights to copyright holders, the system is far from perfect.


Some Pros of Copyright Law include: 

Automatic Copyright Protection

Defends Intellectual Property Rights

Immediate Action that commands the Infringing party to cease and desist publication or performance of the work in question.


Some Cons of Copyright Law include:

Registration and Fees

Expensive for Owners to Enforce

Ambiguity meaning by the very nature of creativity, some areas are ambiguous and open to interpretation

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Music Copyright Laws: The Basics | Premiumbeat.com

Music Copyright Laws: The Basics | Premiumbeat.com | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it
You don't want to end up in legal trouble because you were ignorant of music copyright laws.
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COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS | Documentary Film | Independent Lens | PBS

COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS | Documentary Film | Independent Lens | PBS | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it
COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money.

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I happened to see this film and its very informative.  Its Surprising to see what samples some of your favorite music might have.

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Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track

Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it

Last year, when Universal Music issued a very questionable takedown of a Megaupload commercial -- which involved some Universal Music artists -- UMG suggested that it had extra special rights with YouTube in which it could take down videos that it didn't even have a direct copyright on. Google later said that UMG was greatly exaggerating the details of their deal, and all UMG could do beyond issuing normal copyright takedowns was to take down live performances.

 

So a bunch of folks are scratching their heads over a highly questionable UMG takedown of a song by a Florida-based rap duo, After the Smoke (who are not signed to Universal). The details are a bit complex, and to understand what appears to have happened, you first have to go back a bit. It seems that After the Smoke recorded an instrumental "beat" which they then shopped around to various artists to potentially rap/sing over. This is pretty common, and if someone likes the beat, they'll buy it. In this case, they offered the beat to Yelawolf, who they had opened for. Yelawolf claimed to like it, and apparently did record over it... but about the same time got signed to Universal Music and nothing happened with the track (and the beat was never paid for). However, about a month ago, the Yelawolf track over the ATS beat got leaked -- leading ATS to get upset about the lack of credit (and, one assumes, payment).

 

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Protecting Your Copyrights in Digital Media - a session at SXSW Interactive 2013 by Ruth Carter

Protecting Your Copyrights in Digital Media - a session at SXSW Interactive 2013 by Ruth Carter | Legal Issues involved in the Music Industry | Scoop.it
The copyright laws weren't written with the internet in mind. As an IP attorney, I often meet people who've had their content illegally reproduced on other websites & in print. This presentation wi...
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