[Smt-talk] FW: Music Plagiarism Cases

JAY RAHN jayrahn at rogers.com
Tue Dec 22 08:33:21 PST 2009

Julia Proleiko wrote:
'I think an interesting topic of research would be more the number of lawsuits on grounds of plagiarism in relationship to how composers are/were paid (and perhaps relative to how many attorneys there are and how much they are paid from the the proceeds of the suit).' 
Indeed, two fairly recent publications have arrived at unexpected/counter-intuitive conclusions concerning relationships between intellectual property law and musical success/productivity:
F.M. Scherer. Quarter Notes and Bank Notes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Princeton University Press, 2003.
Jay Rahn, York University (Toronto)
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