COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND A SINGER
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Can the City and some its employees be held liable for infringement of Elvis Presley music
copyright by using his song for training, changing the last line of the song and posting the
changed song in YouTube?
Yes, the court would most likely to find the City and some its employees liable for infringement
of Elvis Presley music copyright by using his song for training, changing the last line of the song
and posting the changed song in YouTube. The copyright law of United States grants protection
of copyright developed for authorship of original works fixed in expression tangible medium.
The propagation of songs contravention claims ever since the 1950s may be credited to the
persistent impact of the case of Arnstein v. Porter. This is the case which recognized the
frameworks for judging copyrights infringement case which is of use up to date (Lemley &
Reese, 2003). Porter has nurtured the continuing legal diffidence on the vital questions of
considerable similarities of the copyrightable expressions between the works in dispute, and also
the reluctance widespread by the high court to discharge the entitlements or endow the judgment
summary of the offenders. The mentioned reluctance has led to the growth of the highly
precedent case law that is not consistent. It has incited skittishness in the industry of music which
has caused the precautionary establishment processes, producing high barriers to the entrance
(Lichtman & Landes, 2002). In addition, it has led to the music company’s to the commercial
settlement, even for the high hypothetical infringement claim that finally causes more claims.
The City and employees infringed the music copyright of Elvis Presley by using it for education
purposes without his consents and even changing some words in the song (Lemley & Reese,
2003). The employees even go ahead to post the fake of the song in the YouTube without the
knowledge of the producer, Mr. Elvis Presley. In audio records, there are some two elementary
sets of rights. Just as with other countries, America endows the copyright defense to the lyricists
as well as composers. The artists have an authorized right to be funded whenever their
composition recordings are publicly played through the internet streaming such as the YouTube
or the radio shows. The City and the employees who created the audio recordings and YouTube
video have complicated authorized situations (Tehranian, 2007). The confusion in this case also
affects the records label, since, in America, these record labels always get the rights of the
performers in the recordings through hired work or assignments- and also these labels have their
personal self-governing authorized righ...