This is the Piece that Everyone Here Has Come to Experience: The Challenges to Copyright of John Cage’s 4’33”

Seymour, D. (2013). This is the Piece that Everyone Here Has Come to Experience: The Challenges to Copyright of John Cage’s 4’33”. Legal Studies, 33(4), pp. 532-548. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2012.00262.x

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Abstract

Framed within the broader context of law's engagement with modernism, this paper offers an argument in defence of copyright protection of John Cage's 4′33″ as a ‘musical work’ under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This argument approaches the issues involved analytically and contextually. In doing so, it draws on both legal and non-legal sources. Throughout the paper, the underlying question remains as to whether Cage's 4′33″ really is – or is not – a challenge to law (and to music).

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Seymour, D. M. (2013), This is the piece that everyone here has come to experience : the challenges to copyright of John Cage's 4′33″. Legal Studies, 33: 532–548., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-121X.2012.00262.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
M Music and Books on Music
Divisions: The City Law School > The City Law School - Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6821

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