New paper explores “Making Available” right and “Communication to the Public”

December 2015

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Music Tank have published a new paper by Westminster University LLM graduate Fiona McGugan. The free paper “Making Available, Communication To The Public & User Interactivity” considers the evolution of communication rights that overshadow conventional distribution and reproduction rights as music consumption increasingly shifts away from ownership, towards access models of streaming services. Understanding how this right is applied, territorial variations in the application of rights, and how licensing structures are determined according to the levels of user-interactivity of digital services lie-at the heart of possibly the single biggest issue facing the music industry in recent times – how much artists get paid. You can download the paper here: . Also see It’s Just A Click Away: How Copyright Law Is Failing Musicians” (Webber & McGugan)

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