Music Copyright Infringement Resources

Anyone with an interest in copyright infringement issues in the music industry should check out a great free source of information sponsored by UCLA and Columbia Law Schools called the Music Copyright Infringement Resource. The site serves as an online archive of historical and current materials that pertain to this area of law, including important cases from the 1800’s to the present, pending litigation, news, and even a glossary of musical terms. It also contains a blog called the FORUM, which features short articles by various authors on the topic of music and copyright.

Keep in mind that the Brooklyn Law School library also has recent publications on these issues, such as:

Entertainment law for the general practitioner (2011)

Music Industry Handbook (2011)

Entertainment law and business: a guide to the law and business practices of the entertainment industry, 2nd ed.(2008)

Getting permission: how to license & clear copyrighted materials, online & off (2010).

For help finding additional sources of information, please feel free to speak to any of the Reference Librarians.