Traffic Jam on the Music Highway: Is it a Reproduction or a Performance?

  title={Traffic Jam on the Music Highway: Is it a Reproduction or a Performance?},
  author={Michael A. Einhorn and Lewis Kurlantzick},
  journal={Review of Network Economics},
The American copyright system separately protects the sounds in music recordings and the words and music of the underlying musical composition upon which they are based; separate rights are further defined for the reproduction and public performance of both the recording and the composition. The consequences of copyright fragmentation are now quite disturbing, as digital technology produces a breakdown and conflation of legal categories that were meaningful in the analog era; the same act of… Expand
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