Owning the masters: a history of sound recording copyright

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Osborne, R. 2022. Owning the masters: a history of sound recording copyright. New York, London and Dublin Bloomsbury Academic.
TitleOwning the masters: a history of sound recording copyright
AuthorsOsborne, R.
Abstract

Owning the Masters provides the first history of sound recording copyright. It is this form of intellectual property that underpins the workings of the recording industry. Rather than being focused on the manufacture of goods, this industry is centred on the creation, exploitation and protection of rights. The development and control of these rights has not been straightforward. This book explores the lobbying activities of record companies: the principal creators, owners and defenders of sound recording copyright. It addresses the counter-activity of recording artists, in particular those who have fought against the legislative and contractual practices of record companies to claim these master rights for themselves. In addition, this book looks at the activities of the listening public, large numbers of whom have been labelled ‘pirates’ for trespassing on these rights. The public has played its own part in shaping copyright legislation. This is an essential subject for an understanding of the economic, artistic and political value of recorded sound.

Sustainable Development Goals9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
Research GroupMusic group
LanguageEnglish
SeriesAlternate Takes: Critical Responses to Popular Music
ISBN
Hardcover9781501345913
Paperback9781501345906
Electronic9781501345944
Electronic9781501345937
Electronic9781501345920
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Place of publicationNew York, London and Dublin
Publication dates
Online24 Oct 2022
Print15 Dec 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Feb 2023
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://bloomsbury.com/9781501345913
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501345944
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