Understanding Copyright Law

Understanding Copyright Law The United States Copyright Law: A Guide for Music Educators A brief history of the 1976 revision of copyright law, rights (and limitations of these rights) of…

ESSA and Copyright

The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or ESSA, as the first piece of federal legislation to enumerate music as part of a “Well-Rounded…

Copyright Law: An Introduction

Introduction Current U.S. Copyright Law represents an attempt by Congress to balance the rights of creators and copyright proprietors with the rights of copyright users. That is, Congress wanted both…

Copyright: Performance Exemptions

When can you perform music without worrying about copyright permission? Here are some teaching-related exemptions from what might otherwise be considered copyright infringement: (1) Face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit…

Copyright: Performance Licenses

  When do you need a license to perform a musical work? When you DON’T need a license For exemptions related to teaching activities, see Copyright: Performance Exemptions. For information on…

Copyright: Performance Licenses

  When do you need a license to perform a musical work? When you DON’T need a license For exemptions related to teaching activities, see Copyright: Performance Exemptions. For information on…

Copyright: Performance Licenses

  When do you need a license to perform a musical work? When you DON’T need a license For exemptions related to teaching activities, see Copyright: Performance Exemptions. For information on…

Copyright: Performance Exemptions

  When can you perform music without worrying about copyright permission? Here are some teaching-related exemptions from what might otherwise be considered copyright infringement: (1) Face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit…

Copyright: Performance Exemptions

  When can you perform music without worrying about copyright permission? Here are some teaching-related exemptions from what might otherwise be considered copyright infringement: (1) Face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit…

Copyright: The Public Domain Maze

  What’s public domain (PD)? Copyrights do expire eventually. A work with an expired copyright or that never had a copyright is in the public domain and free to use.…