Congressional debates and proposed legislation are bringing the biggest names in technology, broadcasting and music to Capitol Hill to address “performance royalties,” in particular, the formulas for determining the music royalty rates paid by Internet radio and streaming services compared with satellite radio providers and traditional broadcasters. These hotly contested issues will ultimately determine the future of music — who is best positioned to take advantage of the shifting terrain of the U.S. and global music business.
Music & Copyright in America highlights the intimate relationship between new technologies and the evolution of music copyright, revealing the degree to which historical debates inform current issues. Sections covering the Internet revolution and the rise of digital and cloud music services are placed in context by exploring the impact of other technologies — including radio itself — that burst onto the scene 100 years ago.
The book, by Kevin Parks, a Chicago-based attorney, has been called “deeply researched” and “beautifully written,” and has been praised as a “must-read” book that “succeeds marvelously” and is “a great contribution to the field.”
Title: Music & Copyright In America: Toward the Celestial Jukebox
Publisher: Section of Intellectual Property Law
Product Code: 5370201
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