Creative Commons and Related Rights in Sound Recordings: Are the Two Systems Compatible?

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Executive Summary

Modern technologies have made the dissemination of creative works over the internet child's play, while technological advancements have changed the face of even traditional methods of circulation. A multitude of innovative media, formats and infrastructure provide users with new ways of accessing cultural products, something which is especially evident in the field of musical works: today, music surrounds and accompanies them whether into bars and restaurants as people unwind with friends, on the car radio as they head off to work or emanating from their computer's loudspeakers, either unexpectedly when they click into a website or according to their express intention when they tune into internet radio services.

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