Copyright Office Music Licensing Study: Comments of Professor Peter S. Menell

141 Pages Posted: 26 May 2014

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Peter S. Menell

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: May 23, 2014

Abstract

In conjunction with Congressional review of copyright law in light of technological and other developments that affect the creation, dissemination, and use of copyrighted works, the U.S. Copyright Office announced on March 17, 2014 the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music. These comments call attention to three areas: (I) establishing robust registries for licensing music; (II) promoting fair and balanced music streaming services; and (III) channeling mash-up creativity into authorized markets through a compulsory license.

Keywords: copyright, music licensing, compulsory licenses, mash-up, streaming, formalities, registries

Suggested Citation

Menell, Peter S., Copyright Office Music Licensing Study: Comments of Professor Peter S. Menell (May 23, 2014). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2441561. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2441561

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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