Work Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

10-19-2023

Department

Professional Music; Songwriting

Keywords

forensic musicology; copyright

Abstract

In this chapter, I will argue that forensic musicology (FM) practice can answer this question by combining comparative musical analysis and repertoire research, contextualised within an understanding of how songwriters and composers create and how listeners hear. In doing so, I shall identify the methodological and phenomenological traps into which courts and juries can fall and suggest ways in which these can be anticipated and circumvented.

Comments

This is a chapter appearing in Music Borrowing and Copyright Law: A Genre-by-Genre Analysis, edited by Enrico Bonadio and Chen Wei Zhu, and published by Hart Publishing (Bloomsbury Publishing). https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/music-borrowing-and-copyright-law-9781509949380/

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