The Basics of Music Copyright

A little while ago, I wrote about Baauer’s legal troubles related to copyright infringement in the “Harlem Shake.” Someone asked if I could write a bit about copyright as it applies to music in general and my answer, as it tends to be when it comes to most copyright questions, was “Can I?!?” Of course I […]

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What the Harlem Shake Can Teach Us About Copyright

Recently, the Harlem Shake took the Internet by storm. It seemed like there was a new video uploaded every 15 minutes featuring some group of people getting wild and crazy to the sounds of an electronic dance music (heretofore EDM) beat that demanded they “Do the Harlem Shake.” Many people pointed out that no one […]