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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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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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