Tag Archives: copyright

Who owns your digital music downloads?

Here is an additional argument to what I posted the other day regarding the ownership of online books. It looks like something is in the air – as this blog focuses on music. Steve Jobs once said, “People want to … Continue reading

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Would you sell your Kindle to sell a used book?

I posted something related to this on Facebook a few days ago, and I think anyone who purchases digital media should read the post below. It outlines an important distinction between ‘ownership’ and ‘licencing’ of digital product. To give you … Continue reading

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BPI DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

There has been much online chatter in the last 24 hours about a ‘takedown request’ sent by record label trade body the BPI to Google, requesting that the search engine block access to eighteen illegally posted MP3s which can be … Continue reading

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Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s Beware of the Blog

Here is an excellent blog entry on Shakira’s World Cup piece Waka Waka. It concerns the seemingly free use of African copyright material in the West and is an excellent read. Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s … Continue reading

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The Barriers of Music Consumption: Past & Present – hypebot

There was a time when songs were songs. When there were the albums that you owned and those that you did not. When there was a distinct difference between the music that you liked and the artists that you didn’t … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement

I have recently being doin some work as a forensic musicologist, and thought it would be interesting to post interesting copy right cases that are hitting the press (I can’t inform anyone about what I am working on for obvious … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The potential negative impacts of restrictive rights on a composers legacy – The case of the Zappa Family Trust.

Here is the abstract of a paper I am preparing for a conference (somewhere). Let me know if you require any details about it. Since the death of Frank Zappa in 1993, there has been an ongoing legal battle between … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?:A Frank Zappa case study

I have been aware for a number of years that there has been a legal battle between Gail Zappa, head of the ‘Zappa Family Trust’, and the so called ‘tribute’ bands that are determined to continue performing his music live. … Continue reading

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