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MLA Copyright for Music Librarians
Editor's note: the answers to many of these questions are taken verbatim from the previous edition of the MLA Copyright Website. Many of these are out of date and are undergoing revision, but are included here in the meantime. All answers on this page are subject to change. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the editor.]
Music Law 101: What Does Copyright Law Protect?
With the Music Law 101 series, we intend to break down legal jargon to make the concepts useful to you as you create, perform, and distribute music. We want to help you Protect Your Music and Protect Yourself.
How To Copyright Music
Music Copyright is one of the most important concepts for musicians. It’s how you get paid for your music and how you protect the music you’ve worked so hard on. This site will offer valuable information.
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