Infringing on Musical Feel; an Interview with Joseph Fishman

May 18, 2023

Within the ever-evolving sphere of musical copyright law, inspiration can easily tip into infringement, and even a song’s unique ‘feel’ might be protected under intellectual property rights. Copyright law gives creators powerful legal rights to decide if and how others can use their work and, in some cases, whether they pay millions in compensation as a result of unauthorized use. Changes in the copyright law and interpretation by the courts over the past several years have led to a shift in the ways that music copyright is understood and enforced.

In a recent interview with Talks on Law, Professor Joseph Fishman examines the elements of a music infringement case and the current state of copyright law. Listen to the interview here:

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