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Ch-check it out! The Beastie Boys have found themselves embroiled in a copyright battle with…a toy company?
Beastie Boys, GoldieBlox get in a copyright fight Goldieblox describes itself as “a toy company on a mission to inspire the next generation of female engineers.” But the company has inspired controversy with its latest ad, … Continue reading
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Attention potential clients! As the new school year gets underway, RAP is seeking to provide pro bono legal counsel to new clients. If you need help with clearing samples, negotiating terms, protecting your work from creative theft, signing with … Continue reading
The Recording Artists Project was recently featured in a Hollywood Reporter article ranking Harvard Law as one of America’s top entertainment law schools. In attributing Harvard Law with its entertainment cred, the article highlighted RAP’s representation of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, … Continue reading
Congratulations to current RAP client Shea Rose and former RAP Client Esperanza Spalding for their contributions to Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Winning album “The Mosaic Project”! The album took home the 2012 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. You … Continue reading
by Susan Wang (J.D. 2014), Emma Tennant (J.D. 2014) Our first semester at Harvard Law School was about more than briefing cases and reading Supreme Court opinions: through the Recording Artist’s Project we learned about clients. That lawyers work for … Continue reading
We would like to extend some heartfelt congratulations to RAP client Shea Rose on a phenomenal past few months! In November, Shea Rose put on a show-stopping performance at the Boston Music Awards, where she took home the prize for R&B/Soul/Urban … Continue reading
Q. What does that © symbol mean? What about (P)? A. Copyright notices in music come in two forms. The symbol © refers to a copyright in a musical work. The symbol (P) refers to a copyright in a sound … Continue reading
Q. What is a compulsory license? A. The most noteworthy exception to the exclusive rights granted to copyright owners of musical works is the compulsory license. A compulsory license means that the copyright owner must allow anyone who wants to … Continue reading