Hungarian Folk Music

Enrico Bonadio – Chen Wei Zhu (Eds.): Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright - A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, Hart, 2022 (Forthcoming)

Posted: 1 Sep 2021

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Péter Mezei

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory

Gergely Békés

Békés Law Firm

Date Written: August 31, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mezei, Péter and Békés, Gergely, Hungarian Folk Music (August 31, 2021). Enrico Bonadio – Chen Wei Zhu (Eds.): Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright - A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, Hart, 2022 (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3914501

Péter Mezei (Contact Author)

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Gergely Békés

Békés Law Firm ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

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