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Frey Lecture 2013 | Cary Sherman, Through the Digital Transition the Mus...

Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing

Matthew David (Brunel University) discusses the technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and their failure, in a lecture given at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obvious in hindsight was largely ignored at the time. The very efficiency of digital reproduction and distribution promised or threatened to eliminate scarcity, and hence threaten the possibility of market exchange in informational goods.

Markets require regulation and a market in informational goods requires the suspension of the free circulation of information. This has been attempted by technical means (surveillance and encryption); legal means (in…

Mark Davis: A Lecture on Teaching Copyright Law to Music Students

In this clip from - Music Educator's Conference, Part 2 of 4: A Lecture by Mark Davis on Teaching Copyright Law -- Full Session
In this lecture at a music educator's conference held at Loyola University New Orleans, entertainment attorney and educator Mark Davis outlines the ways in which copyright law benefits composers, artists, publishers and record labels. He also discusses how the Teach Act can help determine when fair use protections can be invoked by educators for use of copyrighted material in the classroom.
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Ralph Murphy Lecture - How to be Successful at Songwriting