Sound Law and the Scholar
Author: Cook, Nicholas
Source: Popular Music & Society, Volume 35, Number 5, 1 December 2012 , pp. 603-615(13)
Abstract:In this article I recount my own dealings, as a musicologist, with copyright, including participation in a British Academy Review on copyright and research in the humanities and social sciences; narrate and analyze the record companies' partially successful campaign to extend the copyright term on sound recordings in the European Union; and speculate on the extent to which copyright on music, rather than the provision of services around music, is likely to remain the basis of the music industry.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-12-01