An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Copyright in music and sound recordings: introduction and legislative update” is now available. Originally broadcast on September 7, 2017, presenter Eric Harbeson, music special collection librarian at University of Colorado-Boulder, introduced us to singular and confounding aspects of music copyright—compulsory licensing, state protection of sound recordings, how one song recording has numerous copyrights, how some copyright exceptions don’t apply to music, and more. Eric also discussed recent litigation and pending legislation including the CLASSICS Act.
A big thanks to Laura Quilter who stepped in as moderator while Patrick Newell, our regular host, took a long-deserved vacation. And thanks to Julianna Kloeppel at ALA-HQ for running the show while I was not out of town. (I did not take a long-deserved vacation as planned because of Irma—oh well, another vacation some other time.)