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  • Peter Kleiner,
  • E.P. Skone James,
  • Gavin McFarlane
  •  and Melville B. Nimmer


The legal right in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic property.

Copyright law is at once domestic and international. In each country protection is governed by local law which affects everyone who seeks to publish, perform or broadcast a work in that country, wherever he or she is from. (Masculine pronouns alone are used from here on.) A composer whose work is used in different countries will find that the details of protection in them will not be the same. Yet his work is treated in almost every foreign country in exactly the same way as that of composers who are local citizens, or whose works were first published in the country concerned....

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