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Archived updates for Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Music Plagiarism Project

Thanks to Robert Ambrogi's Law Sites for pointing to the Music Plagiarism Project at Columbia Law School which provides court decisions on music copyrights, editorial commentary on the case, and audio recordings of the works of both the complainant and the defendant. According to its creator Charles Cronin:
The purpose of this project is to capitalize on the distributed nature of
digital information systems to collect, organize and distribute graphic and
audio materials associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United
States from the middle of the nineteenth century on. This documentation,
especially for cases over twenty-five years old, is difficult to obtain and has
never before been systematically collected or published in print or electronic
format. Our goal is to accumulate and publish a complete collection of music
copyright infringement opinions, comments about the musical works they consider,
and graphic and sound files of relevant portions of these works.

Click here for the song list.
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