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Music Copyright Infringement Resource

“Absolutely wonderful stuff…a unique and irreplaceable service to copyright students and teachers. Bravo.”

Robert A. Gorman
Kenneth Gemmill Professor of Law, Emeritus, U. Penn. Law School

“A great contribution to copyright scholarship and teaching.”

Paul Goldstein
Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
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This resource provides information about music copyright infringement cases from the mid-nineteenth century​ forward in the U.S. and, to an increasing extent, in foreign jurisdictions.

This meeting is postponed until fall, 2020. 

Come one, come all!

Friday, March 20, 2020, GWU Law School Intellectual Property Programs will hold a symposium sponsored by Latham & Watkins: I Hear America Suing: Implications of Unsettled Copyright Infringement Jurisprudence for American Music and Musicians. The program is open to the public without charge. If you plan to attend, please register on the symposium website.


Gary Rosen, intellectual property lawyer and Drexel University law professor, published his excellent and exhaustive study of the life and times of copyright hero Nathan Burkan: Adventures of a Jazz Age Lawyer: Nathan Burkan and the Making of American Popular Culture (University of California Press 2020). This publication follows Rosen’s similarly comprehensive, and ultimately poignant, book about copyright pariah Ira Arnstein: Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein (Oxford University Press 2012).

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