The Song Remains (Substantially) The Same: A Modest Proposal for a New Analytical Test in Music Plagiarism Cases

30 Michigan IT Lawyer 2, 2013

17 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2019

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the existing tests applied by U.S. Courts in music plagiarism copyright infringement cases, identifies what the Author views as shortcomings in each, and proposes a new analytical test for music plagiarism capable of being applied by courts in the U.S. and beyond.

Keywords: Copyright, Music Plagiarism, Infringement, Musical Composition

Suggested Citation

Plotkin, James, The Song Remains (Substantially) The Same: A Modest Proposal for a New Analytical Test in Music Plagiarism Cases (March 1, 2013). 30 Michigan IT Lawyer 2, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3438002

James Plotkin (Contact Author)

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP ( email )

Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

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