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April 30, 2011

Repetition of Copyright Royalty Collection in Sound Recordings and Musical Work

Asia IP

In dealing with copyright in music, questions frequently arise regarding the scope of limitations on the rights of songwriters and record companies. Specifically, how can we differentiate between the rights of songwriters and those of record companies? And what is the extent of their rights to seek benefit from the copyrighted music? This article examines a Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court decision that addresses how to deal with a copyrighted work that contains another copyrighted work (such as a sound recording that contains a musical work within it).

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