The Use Of Compulsory Licenses And Their Limitations

The exclusive rights of copyright owners are narrowed by the limitations and exceptions under the Copyright Law. One such limitation is the compulsory licenses and the effect on the copyright holder. However the fact that a compulsory license does not need to be negotiated but is preset has proven to assist with the dissemination of copyrighted works.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How are mechanical licenses obtained for the use of another’s music?
What are the terms that a compulsory license can be obtained under Section 115?
How can the use of these compulsory licenses be argued as being a good way to deal with the use of the copyrighted works?
Should compulsory licenses govern webcasting online as more streaming audio appears to be prevalent?


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