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LAW 421 Week 2 DQ Intellectual Property Protection
 What types of intellectual property are utilized at your organization, or
organizations where you have worked? How are they protected? What are the
advantages and disadvantages of a non-compete clause as opposed to a non-
disclosure clause?
Intellectual Property Protection
An artist’s creativity is what sets them apart from everybody else. It is the
determining factor in them becoming famous. An artist looks for the help of
music labels and music studios to convey their messages and uniqueness into a
format that can entertain masses of people. The important thing an artist has to
offer is their intellectual property. So a music studios major function is to
protect it as much as possible. An artist is purchasing a service that is going to
help promote their image. A studio is making a final product for them to show
the world. In reality a music studio is in the business to protect the intellectual
property of these individuals. This paper will discuss a business opportunity and
its obligations to protect itself as well as the people who purchase services from
the business. Secondly, discuss the legal procedures to protect the business.
Thirdly, depict some examples as to how those measures may not be sufficient
enough to protect the intellectual property of individuals.
A group of investors is interested in starting a music recording studio. This
particular business will specialize in helping artists who struggle with getting
their music recorded. The intellectual property associated with this start up is
the works recorded within the studio walls. Every song has three copyrights that
protect it from it being the property of another company. The first copyright
pertains to the lyrics of the song. All parties that helped in writing the song need
acknowledgement. The second copyright goes to the music used for the song.
All samples need to be stated and asked for permission to use that sample. The
third copyright is the recorded version of the song. This copyright holds the first
two copyrights and eventually belongs either to the artist or the label that paid
the studio where the track was recorded at. Mastering the recordings of an artist
is vital in the production of music. These processes carry trade secrets and every

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