Music Distribution and the Internet: A Legal Guide for the Music Business

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Andrew Sparrow provides a highly practical guide to understanding the law in this area designed to help anyone in the music industry exploit and protect their rights, and those of their artists, as well as providing intermediaries and resellers with an understanding of how the law applies, and how to frame, price and deliver their services in a way that ensures their protection under the law.

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It is a book no one in the field would want to miss...' Emerald Journal - Library Review

'The great advantage of the book is that it deals with the issues in a comprehensive and logical manner. This book is a vital part of a commercial lawyer's armoury when acting for clients who operate websites for the sale of products and services.' Law Institute Victoria

'How well, and from that how effective are legal decisions and interpretations in the field, is something Sparrow touches upon and something that readers will readily identify with.....Sparrow has added an attractive topical work to the current literature. It is a book no one in the field would want to miss,' Stuart Hannabuss Aberdeen Business School Writing for Library Management Journal

'In his new book, Sparrow attemps to offer insights into the legal aspects of conducting music-related business online....Few other books about online music offer any analysis of matters such as advertising regulations, electronic payment systems or internatinal conflicts of laws' Jeremy de Beer Law Professor at the University of Ottawa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566087097
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the internet and its impact on music distribution; Online contracts for the sale of music and merchandise; Website terms and conditions; E-Commerce Regulations 2002; Protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights in online music; Online marketing of music and merchandise; Collecting online data about music-buying consumers; Distance selling regulations and online music and merchandise sales; Paying for internet music distribution; Agreements with web designers, mobile operators and internet service providers; Strategic agreements between the internet music company and other parties; Advertising music and merchandise online; Electronic signatures and online music sales; Disability discrimination issues for music websites; Whose law applies to internet music sales?; Further reading; Index.

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