Friday, August 05, 2011

Music copyright: some empirics

Jamie Lund's paper for IPSC is about empirically testing ordinary listeners' reactions to allegedly infringing musical compositions and how it turns out that the listeners are actually reacting to performance similarities, not compositional similarities. In connection with this research, Lund has a blog with the excerpts used in the research--which I expect will be very useful for teaching students as well!

1 comment:

Michael La Porte said...

Interesting timing of your blog post and the paper. My partner and I were in his office Friday afternoon using our "listener's reactions" to this href="">lawsuit.

We didn't hear it. But perhaps we, like the folks noted in this paper, were too focused on "performance" dissimilarities to hear the "compositional" similarities (if any).