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Authors

Nathan Scharton

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This comment will examine the issues and implications of music and the Internet as affected by several competing interests. Part I briefly outlines the current state of affairs in MP3 music by examining the driving forces behind Internet music. Part II explains the constitutional rights of copyright holders and the goals of copyright law. The constitutional issues are further developed under the United States Supreme Court's decision in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. Part Ill briefly introduces some important aspects of the AHRA. Part IV uses the recent Ninth Circuit case, Recording Industry Ass'n of America v. Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. to identify the weaknesses of any legislation that does not apply the constitutional balancing of interests and does not provide for acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights. Part V articulates potential alternatives to the type of legislation that the AHRA represents.

First Page

745

Last Page

767

Publication Date

7-1-2000

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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