Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Modernizing Copyright for Equitable Treatment in the Streaming Age
by Barrett, Brandon T., M.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2015, 123; 10096023
Abstract (Summary)

Society’s progression through the digital streaming age has created a music licensing landscape of grave concern to all stakeholders in the industry. These drastic changes have occurred under an outdated legal framework. This paper will recommend a comprehensive reform to our copyright law to uphold the intentions of copyright in the modern, digital age of today. By looking at the history of copyright and its evolution, one can assess how Congress has been tasked with establishing a fair market value for music by promoting the public interest and fairly compensating copyright owners. This will lead to an evaluation and comparison of those methods used to determine fair market value for creative works that will be the basis of the recommendation used to modernize copyright law. This recommendation will comprehensively provide for equitable treatment for all parties in the streaming age through its totality, additional reforms, and alternative ideas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Abrams, Ira
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Law, Music, Patent Law
Keywords: Pandora, Rate-setting, Royalties, Songs, Sound exchange, Streaming services
Publication Number: 10096023
ISBN: 9781339601793
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