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Moser on Music Copyright

Moser on Music Copyright

ISBN 13: 9781598631432

ISBN 10: 1598631438

Author: David J. Moser

Pages: 248

Published: 02/06/2006

Print Book Price: $15.95 Add to cart

Copyright law and the ownership of intellectual property are the lifeblood of the music industry and the primary source of income for most musicians. "Moser on Music Copyright" provides students, musicians, and those who aspire to the music industry with comprehensive coverage of copyright law as it applies to music. Using simple terminology, this revised edition offers a straightforward explanation of the most important provisions of U.S. copyright law and its application to musical works and the music industry. Written by an industry expert and layer, the book features completely up-to-date and relevant content including numerous examples of actual case and new business developments. The book also includes practical tips and examples of real-life application of copyright law.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of copyright law as it applies specifically to music, explained in simple terms.
  • Completely up-to-date and relevant content includes numerous examples of actual cases and new business developments.
  • Includes practical tips for copyright owners and those who use copyrighted works.
  • Written by an entertainment industry lawyer who has over 10 years of experience with intellectual property and entertainment law.
Author Bio
David J. Moser
David Moser is a professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University where he teaches courses in Intellectual Properties, Legal Issues in the Music Industry, Music Publishing, and Multimedia Law. Moser is also an attorney with more than ten years of experience in intellectual property and entertainment law. He represents clients such as record companies, music publishers, songwriters, recording artists, producers, managers, and Internet businesses. He also teaches an online copyright course at UCLA Extension School and is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on intellectual property piracy in the Philippines. Moser is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at music industry and legal education seminars and operates a website at
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Table of Contents
1. What is Copyright?
2. The History of Copyright
3. What Can Be Protected by Copyright?
4. Ownership of Copyright
5. The Reproduction Right
6. The Derivative & Distribution Rights
7. Public Performance and Display Rights
8. Duration of Copyright
9. Copyright Formalities
10. Infringement of Copyright
11. Defenses to Infringement
12. Remedies for Copyright Infringement
13. International Copyright Protection
14. Copyright and Digital Technology
15. The Online Music War