Online Music Distribution - How Much Exclusivity Is Needed?

A Study of International, European, German and U.S. Copyright Systems and Their Objectives

  • Nikita Malevanny

Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  3. Online Music Distribution: Current Legal Situation

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-248
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      Pages 249-292
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      Pages 293-315
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  5. Policy Recommendations and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-423

About this book


This book analyzes regulatory models established in the field of online music distribution, and examines their consistency with the overarching objectives of copyright law. In order to do so, the book takes a deep dive into the provisions of international treaties, EU Directives as well as the German and US copyright systems and case law. It subsequently scrutinizes the identified regulatory models from the standpoint of the copyright’s objectives with regard to incentives, rewards, a level playing field, and dissemination. Lastly, it endorses the improved market-based statutory license as a preferable instrument in the online music field. 
The book is intended for all readers with an interest in music copyright law. Part I will especially benefit copyright scholars and practitioners seeking in-depth insights into the current legal situation regarding streaming and downloading. In turn, Part II will above all appeal to scholars interested in “law and economics” and in the theoretical foundations of online music copyright. Policy recommendations can be found in Part III.


Music copyright law Music law Online music distribution Streaming Downloading Exclusivity Exclusive right Statutory license Compulsory license Collective rights management

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikita Malevanny
    • 1
  1. 1.MunichGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-59698-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-59699-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-7462
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-7470
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