JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP & THE LAW
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The Moral Rights Act of 2007: Finding the Melody in the Music | Author: Aurele Danoff

The Moral Rights Act of 2007: Finding the Melody in the Music | Author: Aurele Danoff

The history of piracy is nothing new. The term itself traces back to 500 B.C. and the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome, when pirates attacked and looted ships sailing the Mediterranean. In music, piracy roots itself in the 1920s, when radio stations played music without compensating artists, despite it being “close to impossible” to copy vinyl records. During the 1960s, with the advent of the blank tape, the public began dubbing mixed tapes and recording live concerts. Fast- forward to 2007 and the prevalence of online piracy, where a relatively young phenomenon presents a unique challenge to the music industry and recording artists.

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