Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Remastered versions of old songs get copyright

Arguments have raged back and forth along the lines of, "If someone else is making money off of my song, etc., I'm entitled to a share of that money." In California, a judge has decided that the act of remastering an original work is protected by copyright as a transformative work. In an era where everything must be owned, this is one more step towards perpetual IPR, despite the judge's protestations to the contrary.

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-beats-lawsuit-pre-1972-898633

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