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Scenes From The Copyright Office, Brian L. Frye Apr 2016

Scenes From The Copyright Office, Brian L. Frye

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This essay uses a series of vignettes drawn from Billy Joel’s career to describe his encounters with copyright law. It begins by examining the ownership of the copyright in Joel’s songs. It continues by considering the authorship of Joel’s songs, and it concludes by evaluating certain infringement actions filed against Joel. This Essay observes that Joel’s encounters with copyright law were confusing and frustrating, but also quite typical. The banality of his experiences captures the uncertainty and incoherence of copyright doctrine.


Who Said Nothing In This World Is Free? A&M Records, Inc. V. Napster, Inc.: Problems Presented, Solutions Explored, And Answers Posed, Ryan C. Edwards Jan 2001

Who Said Nothing In This World Is Free? A&M Records, Inc. V. Napster, Inc.: Problems Presented, Solutions Explored, And Answers Posed, Ryan C. Edwards

Kentucky Law Journal

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From Sheet Music To Mp3 Files--A Brief Perspective On Napster, Harold R. Weinberg Jan 2001

From Sheet Music To Mp3 Files--A Brief Perspective On Napster, Harold R. Weinberg

Kentucky Law Journal

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Introduction: From Sheet Music To Mp3 Files—A Brief Perspective On Napster, Harold R. Weinberg Jan 2001

Introduction: From Sheet Music To Mp3 Files—A Brief Perspective On Napster, Harold R. Weinberg

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The Napster case is the current cause celebre of the digital age. The story has color. It involves music-sharing technology invented by an eighteen-year-old college dropout whose high school classmates nicknamed him "The Napster" on account of his perpetually kinky hair. The story has drama. Depending on your perspective, it pits rapacious big music companies against poor and hardworking students who just want to enjoy some tunes; or it pits creative and industrious music companies seeking a fair return on their invested effort, time, and money against greedy and irreverent music thieves. And the case has importance. Music maybe intellectual ...


Pushing The Limits Of Copyright Law And Upping The Ante In The Digital World: The Strange Case Of A&M Records, Inc. V. Napster, Inc., Shawn D. Chapman Jan 2001

Pushing The Limits Of Copyright Law And Upping The Ante In The Digital World: The Strange Case Of A&M Records, Inc. V. Napster, Inc., Shawn D. Chapman

Kentucky Law Journal

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