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Digital Music Sampling & Copyright Law: Can the Interests of Copyright Owners and Sampling Artists Be Reconciled?

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Digital Music Sampling & Copyright Law: Can the Interests of Copyright Owners and Sampling Artists Be Reconciled?

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dc.contributor.author Ruiz De La Torre, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-20T17:58:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-20T17:58:55Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2713
dc.description 13 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper. en
dc.description.abstract Copyright law governing digital music sampling is faced with two competing interests: (1) owners of recording and composition copyrights need to be reasonably compensated when their creative works are re-used by sampling artists, but (2) sampling artists should have a reasonable degree of freedom to rework fragments of existing recordings at a reasonable cost. A system is needed that balances these interests and that reduces the degree of uncertainty that arises whenever a sample gets used that infringes a copyright. This Essay will discuss the current state of the law as it relates to digital sampling and will proceed to articulate five goals that this Author believes should be taken into account by any proposed solution to the sampling problem. It will then discuss the various proposed solutions, evaluating each one's strengths and weaknesses with respect to the five goals, and ultimately conclude that compulsory license schemes are best suited to solving or at least minimizing the problem. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of New Mexico School of Law en
dc.format.extent 2005346 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Copyright Law en_US
dc.subject Digital Music Sampling en_US
dc.subject Copyright Infringement en_US
dc.subject Laws en_US
dc.subject Licensing en_US
dc.title Digital Music Sampling & Copyright Law: Can the Interests of Copyright Owners and Sampling Artists Be Reconciled? en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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