This article comprises a brief but comprehensive presentation of the history and evolution of the law of musical copyright; it is particularly designed for the practitioner seeking a general view of musical copyright law before proceeding on to more specialized problems. After a discussion of the English and American history of musical copyright, the article examines the common law and statutory aspect of the subject, and concludes by discussing the international rules and conventions governing musical copyright.
George D. Cary,
The Common Law and Statutory Background of the Law of Musical Property,
15 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol15/iss2/2