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MUSIC & DIGITAL MEDIA (Spring 2019)

INTRODUCTION: Copyright Basics and Incentives for Creation (Spring 2019)

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 composition or sound recording possess?