This article addresses itself to several difficult questions. Are phonograph records copyrightable? What is the scope of a copyright owner's "mechanical reproduction right," and how exclusive is this right? What protection against infringement of the "recorded performance," as opposed to the musical composition incorporated in it, has the record manufacturer? What additional statutory protection might be granted in this area, and what of its constitutionality?
Sidney A. Diamond,
Copyright Problems of the Phonograph Record Industry,
15 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol15/iss2/3