Music Copyright Examples – Spring 2014

Covers (compulsory (mechanical) license / Harry Fox license available for the composition; no one-to-one permission required)

Mashups (substantial similarity? (i.e., is one-to-one permission required?) fair use?)

Samples (permission required for use of the sound recording; mechanical license available for the composition)

Re-recording / soundalikes (mechanical license available for the composition; the sound recording is not used)

Permission obtained (but is it required?)

Fair Use?

(Mis)appropriation:  permission — of a sort — was obtained, but wrong was still done


How can you clear the rights to:

John Cage, Imaginary Landscape No. 1

The “Deep Throat” soundtrack:

Mathew Rosenblum, Throat


Slides for Copyright Law, Spring 2014