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Toward A General Theory of Copyright–Part 1(a)

Exploring our lack of basic consensus on copyright , I wrote in Part 1 that “while the news was still all about the dramatic Megaupload arrests for massive internet copyright infringement, a major record company agreed to a proposed class action settlement for underpaying artists … Continue reading

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Old Songs Made New–Copyright Office Endorses Federal Protection of Pre-1972 Recordings

Richmond Indiana became home to one of the great recording studios when the Star Piano Company and Gennett Recording opened in the early twenthieth century. See, waynet.org; starrgennett.org. There was no federal copyright protection for recordings then, just a hodgepodge of state … Continue reading

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