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Music Copyright Law by Cheryl L. Slay, David J. Moser

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Chapter 5. The Reproduction Right

 

We think of copyright as a bundle of rights—the reproduction right, the distribution right, and the performance right—and the reason for thinking that way is historical. In the beginning, when people copied manuscripts by hand, we had acopyright, which gradually evolved over time to encompass newer technologies. The key idea behind all of these rights is giving copyright owners the ability to meaningfully exploit their works.

 
 --Shira Perlmutter, former Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office

The hallmark of copyright protection is the copyright owner’s entitlement, subject to some important limitations, to exclusive use and control of her intellectual property. ...

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