Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions), Washington D.C. (1897)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: 29 Stat. 481.

Citation:
Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions), Washington D.C. (1897), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
relating to copyrights

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Abstract:
An amendment to the Copyright Act that added for the first time a public performance right in musical works. The commentary discusses the lobbying efforts and the public debate that led to the amendment.

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Bibliography:
  • Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years. Vol. 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

  • Rosen, Zvi. 'The Twilight of the Opera Pirates: A Prehistory of the Exclusive Right of Public Performance for Musical Compositions.' 24 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1157 (2007).

  • Carroll, Michael. 'The Struggle for Music Copyright.' 57 Fla. L. Rev. 907 (2005).


Related documents in this database:
1856: Copyright Act Amendment

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1897

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: 29 Stat. 481.

Persons referred to:
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Places referred to:
America
Washington

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
U.S. Congress

Legislation:
U.S. Copyright Amendment Act 1897 (public performance right in musical works), 29 Stat. 481, c.4

Keywords:
dramatic works, protected subject matter
music, protected subject matter
penalties
public performance

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