Aisling Quinn, ‘Are online music platforms undermining the principles of copyright law?’

“Arguably grounding much of US and UK theory for copyright protection is John Locke’s labour theory. This states, in simplified terms, that a property right occurs when a man mixes his labour with an object, so that a part of him becomes inextricably entwined with that object. In doing so he becomes entitled to own that object as his own property and reap the benefits flowing therefrom.2 In copyright terms this may be translated as the right of an artist, who engages with generic musical forms and notes to create a new musical work, to ownership of that work and the financial benefits flowing therefrom …” (more)

Aisling Quinn, ‘Are online music platforms undermining the principles of copyright law?’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, pages 49–60, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpx148.

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