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  • Copyright Infringement
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    You can hardly own a computer today and not know about MP 3 files. MP 3 is shorthand for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) 1 Layer 3. It is a compression technique that makes large files smaller for easier storage and downloading. They are widely used and have become very popular recently, especially with the emergence of the file-sharing program Napster. This file-sharing program allows people to trade music files over the Internet for free. This brings up problems with Intellectual Property ...
  • Sound And Music Files
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    Music has for a long time been a big part of American traditions and pastimes. But many don't really know what goes into the making of the songs, besides the lyrics and the music. Most of the public puts little thought into how a Cd is really produced, shipped, and presented to the public, or about the costs of producing a record compared to the profits made by corporations. Technology also plays an important role in music, and makes it easily available to everyone around the world. But does it ...
  • Performances Of The Copyrighted Music
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    Music Business Exam Number One Question 1. The music publishing industry at a glance would seem to be those who print sheet music, method books, lead sheets, and all of the texts or notated music that musicians (and those aspiring to be musicians) use. Years ago, this was what most music publishers did, but as the industry has evolved the process that become much more complex. Music is not just ink and paper, intellectual material and property to the individual who writes it. Therefore the song ...
  • Artist Copyright An Original Work
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    Music Copyright (c) What is a Copyright? Music Copyright is a very important aspect of the music industry. The Copyright law was established to preserve the creativity and rights of authors, composers, performers of expression. Copyright is the law that protects the property rights of the creator of an original work in a fixed tangible medium. (web) A fixed tangible medium is something substantial like copying lyrics on paper or putting a song on tape or CD. Copyright can be seen every where in ...
  • George Gershwin
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    In 1910, the Gershwin had acquired a piano for Ira's music lessons, but George took over, successfully playing by ear. He tried out various piano teachers for two years, then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer, who acted as George's mentor until Hambitzer's death in 1918. Hambitzer taught George conventional piano technique, introduced him to the music of the European masters, and encouraged him to attend orchestral concerts. (At home following such concerts, young George would attempt to repro...
  • Music Industry
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    In this digital world, the idea of obtaining any materialistic pleasures with a computer is simply amazing to me. It initiates an already growing problem with scarcity and unlimited wants. The fact that everyone with a computer could have free music all the time is quite appealing Of course, as with anything else, there are limits to what enjoyment we can have by suggesting that we are being morally judged. This seems to be the hidden question behind all the other piracy-related jargon. MP 3 pir...
  • Copyright Law And The Music Industry There
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    INTRODUCTION Nietzsche once said, "Without music life would be a mistake". With this eloquent statement, he expresses the magnitude of what lies at the core of every human being and that is simply our inherent love for music. It is a human necessity that strikes a chord (no pun intended) with all of us and always seems to mark every emotion, experience, event, and time period. Music has no boundaries with its interpretations, evolutions and expressions being limitless. Though little could Nietzs...
  • Music Of Hildegard
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    The twelfth-century mystic, herbalist, theologian, visual artist, composer, and poet was born at Bockelheim on the Nac he in 1098. Hildegard's parents, Hilde bert and Mechtild, were members of the nobility. They promised her, as their tenth child, to the service of the Church. At age eight, the family sent Hildegard to an archorness named Jutta to receive her religious education. At age fifteen she to the veil. Jutta died in 1136, and Hildegard succeeded her as superior. Between 1147 and 1150 sh...
  • Record Companies And Music Fans
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    Introduction As technology improves, the current laws about intellectual property and copyright are being challenged. Copying of nearly everything, from sound, to text, to video is made simple with computers, the Internet, scanners, CD burners and other technology. Specifically, this paper examines how the conflicts between intellectual property laws and technology are affecting the music industry. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimated in the 1980's the worldwide value of pirated music to be...
  • Writer Co Publisher
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    What Not to Miss When Negotiating Your Publishing Contract, By Lloyd J. Jass in, Esq. Visit: [1] What are the major types of publishing agreements out there? The seven (7) basic music publishing contracts are: (1) Single Song Agreement: A single song deal is an agreement between the writer and the music publisher in which the writer grants certain rights to a publisher for one or more songs. In single song deals, the writer is paid a one-time recoupable advance. (2) Exclusive Song Writer Agreeme...
  • Debates Over Music Copyright And The Internet
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    NAPSTER PAPER -- Right or Wrong NAPSTER - RIGHT OR WRONG? Synopsis Recent controversy revolving the music industry and the distribution and "sharing" of music over the Internet has music executives, artists, consumers, Internet users / advocates, and politicians / judicial courts with conflicting arguments. After several court room battles, such as the March 5, 2001 Music Industry vs. Napster case in which Napster was ordered to "catalog the copyrighted songs it wants removed from the system", a...

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