The Right To Diffuse Musical Excerpts On The Internet Under French Law

Under French law, it is illegal to reproduce any work without the consent of the author of this work, unless this reproduction is limited to short quotations. However, the Courts have ruled that this exception only applies to literary work, and not to musical excerpts digitalized and diffused on the Internet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

On what basis is it illegal to reproduce musical excerpts?
Under what conditions would it be legal to reproduce a musical excerpt on the Internet?


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