Hungarian musical heritage goes viral - Hungarian folk music from a copyright perspective
Enrico Bonadio – Chen Wei Zhu (Eds.): Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright - A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, Hart, 2023 (Forthcoming)
Posted: 1 Sep 2021 Last revised: 19 Jan 2023
Date Written: August 31, 2021
This chapter introduces the copyright aspects of Hungarian folk music's historical development and key features. The paper takes two case studies (the Hungarian court proceedings related to Deep Forest's "Boheme" album; and the Polyphony Project, a collection/database of folk music) to evidence that the creation, dissemination and use of folk music or popular music resembling folk music in Hungary is generally possible against the absence of protection of authors.
Keywords: folk music, Hungary, copyright, performers, Deep Forest, Boheme, Huttyán, Polyphony Project
JEL Classification: K10, K11, K19, K33, K39, K41, K42, O34
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