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Unformatted text preview: MUSC 108: All You Need To Know Chapter 20: Advanced Copyright Concepts Who Owns the Copyright? Two People Writing a Song Together Both own it. Who Controls the Song? o Section 201(a) of the Copyright Act When you have a joint work, either of the authors/owners can del non- exclusively with the entire composition, subject to the obligation to pay the other person his or her share of the proceeds. Can give all the non-exclusive licenses wanted to record companies, film companies, etc., subject to paying any other authors/owners their share(s) of the song. What Do You Own? o A writes the music, B writes the lyrics. o Can A take his music and go find other lyrics? No. o A and B each own half of the music and half of the lyrics. What Makes a Joint Work Joint?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course MUSC 108 taught by Professor Scafide during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Oneonta.
- Fall '07