Performers' Rights in Sri Lanka: Singers' Melancholia

Performers' Rights in Sri Lanka: Singers' Melancholia

by Gowri Nanayakkara

Hardcover(1st ed. 2019)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811366673
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 04/13/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Gowri Nanayakkara is a Senior Lecturer of Intellectual Property Law and Criminal Law at Canterbury Christ Church University and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Gowri has presented at international peer-reviewed conferences and panels in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Singapore, Italy and Switzerland, as well as many universities in the UK. A member of the Society of Legal Scholars, Gowri has authored several publications in which she explores the socio-economic and cultural implications at the intersection of Copyright Law, Music, IP and Investment Law. Gowri is originally from Sri Lanka, where she completed her primary legal education with Honours at Sri Lanka Law College and subsequently worked as a legal practitioner in the private bar and at the Attorney General’s Department. Her postgraduate legal studies were completed at the Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Separating the singer from the song.- Chapter 2: The Sinhala commercial music industry and its development.- Chapter 3: The emergence and development of the performers’ rights regime.- Chapter 4: Issues faced by contemporary commercial singers in Sri Lanka.- Chapter 5: The performers’ rights regime: the Sri Lankan vocalists’ solution or their concern?.- Chapter 6: Conclusion.

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“This book is a study on performer’s rights in the form of a fascinating journey into the history and culture of Sinhalese music. Deeply researched and lucidly presented, the book explains how the role and status of vocalists in modern copyright law have evolved, and discusses the challenges that still lay ahead. Singers’ Melancholia is a great reading for copyright scholars, music historians, and anyone with an interest in the inner working and development of music industry.” (Maurizio Borghi, Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University, UK)

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