Special Issues

The Copyright Debate


Certain experiences with academic publishing and recent debates world-wide about revision of copyright law, provoked a lively debate within IASPM:

Shall IASPM take Action?
The first copyright debate
on IASPM's international mailing list
July 1998

Copyright Panel
at the IASPM-UK conference
12th September 1998
in Liverpool/United Kingdom

Lyrics Server down!
Recent copyright debate
on the IASPM mailing list after
the Swiss Lyrics Server was shut down by police
since 25th January 1999


International Links to the
Copyright Issue

Associations + Organisations

International Intellectual
Property Alliance
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Trade Organization
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
Bureau International des Sociétés Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique

Legal Situation

Berne Convention
for the Protection of
Literary and Artistic Works
Intellectual Multimedia Property RIghts Model And Terminology
for Universal Reference

U.S. Copyright Office
(Library of Congress)
European Copyright User Platfrom


Other Sources

Music Industry
bibliography - Centre for Popular Music Research

Copyright & Related Rights
The International Dimension
by Keith Acheson Christopher J. Maule, Carleton University