224 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    Copyright lies at the very heart of the music business. It determines how music is marketed, artists are rewarded, and all the uses to which their work is put. And copyright claims and counter-claims are the source of recurring conflict: Who wrote what and when? Who owns these sounds? What are you allowed to do with them? Disputes about copying and theft are becoming ever noisier with digital technology and the new possibilities of sampling and downloading and large-scale piracy. This book has been written to explain the copyright system to non-legal specialists and to show why copyright issues are so fascinating and so important. Copyright is analyzed as a matter of philosophy and economics as well as law. It is approached from the contrasting perspectives of composers, performers, producers and bootleggers. Copyright law is seen to be central to the relationship between the global entertainment industry and local musical practices. The questions raised here are not just about music. They concern the very meaning of intellectual property rights in the context of rapid global and technological change. And they are not just about big business. They impinge on all our lives.

    1. Introduction: Making Sense of Copyright (Simon Frith & Lee Marshall) PART 1: CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES 2. The History and Philosophy of Copyright (Martin Kretschmer, Bournemouth) 3. Copyright and Economics (Ruth Towse, Rotterdam, Netherlands) 4. Copyright, Politics and the International Music Industry (Dave Laing, Westminster) PART 2: COPYRIGHT AND EVERYDAY LIFE 5. Copyright Law and Power in the Music Industry (Steve Greenfield & Guy Osborn, Westminster) 6. Copyright and the Composer (Roger Wallis, Stockholm, Sweden) 7. Musicians (Jason Toynbee, Liverpool) 8. Technology, Creative Practice and Copyright (Paul Théberge, Ottawa, Canada) 9. Traditional Music Ownership in a Commodified World (Anthony Seeger, UCLA) 10. Music and the Media (Simon Frith, Stirling) 11. Infringers (Lee Marshall, East Anglia) Afterword: Where Now for Copyright? (Simon Frith & Lee Marshall)


    Lee Marshall is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of East Anglia (UK). Simon Frith is Professor of Film and Media at the University of Stirling (UK). He has published widely on popular music, including Popular Music: Politics, Policies and Institutions (Routledge, 1993); Sound and Vision: Music, Video, Television (Routledge, 1993); On Record: Rock, Pop and the Written Word (Routledge, 1990); and many other works.

    "This New edition satisfyingly updates an already tried and tested book
    ." -- Brian Cockburn, James Madison University, Notes