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Settling the Score: Copyright in Modern Editions of Public Domain Musical Works

@inproceedings{Laroche2013SettlingTS,
  title={Settling the Score: Copyright in Modern Editions of Public Domain Musical Works},
  author={G. Laroche},
  year={2013}
}
Modern sheet music publishers regularly assert copyright claims over their new editions of public domain compositions by long-deceased composers like Mozart and Chopin, yet the legal basis for these claims remains untested. This inquiry argues that most such claims are untenable, and outlines a doctrinal copyright analysis supporting this conclusion in Canadian law and jurisprudence. Following a brief overview of the sheet music publishing industry’s copyright practices and some recent… Expand

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