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99 problems but a riff ain't one : How sampling helps copyright promote originality

Hui, Alan Ho Lam


This legal policy thesis asks: Is sampling so inconsistent with copyright that it warrants a unique system? Sampling is the musical practice of arranging new recordings from existing recordings. Often, it conflicts with copyright, a legal system that aims to encourage progress and innovation, primarily by granting exclusive rights as incentives to create and distribute original works. Two countervailing positions in existing literature articulate ...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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