CIPP Seminar in cooperation with Lallemand Inc. “Musical work copyright for the era of digital sound technology”

Speaker : Prof. Robert Brauneis

Federal copyright law in the United States, paralleled by copyright law in Canada, has always reflected and reinforced the model of music as a two-stage art of composition and performance. In the last several decades, however, developments in sound technologies and their uses by musicians and listeners have substantially undermined that distinction. Written notation often no longer figures in any stage of producing a musical recording within a digital environment.

Should copyright law respond by recognized a new category of works of authorship, namely, audio works? This lecture will outline the potential benefits and difficulties of doing so.

** Open to all. Refreshments will be served.**


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