Hungarian musical heritage goes viral - Hungarian folk music from a copyright perspective

Péter Mezei & Gergely Békés: Hungarian Musical Heritage Goes Viral – Hungarian Folk Music from a Copyright Perspective. In: Enrico Bonadio – Chen Wei Zhu (Eds.): Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright - A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, Chapter 18, Hart, 2023, p. 291-303.

14 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2021 Last revised: 27 Mar 2024

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Péter Mezei

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law

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 musical heritage goes viral - Hungarian folk music from a copyright perspective (August 31, 2021). Péter Mezei & Gergely Békés: Hungarian Musical Heritage Goes Viral – Hungarian Folk Music from a Copyright Perspective. In: Enrico Bonadio – Chen Wei Zhu (Eds.): Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright - A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, Chapter 18, Hart, 2023, p. 291-303., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3914501

Péter Mezei (Contact Author)

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Szeged, H-6721
Hungary
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Gergely Békés

Békés Law Firm ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

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