Copyright or Copywrong? Understanding Fair Use in the Studio and Classroom

Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Can I make and perform my own arrangement of the latest Lady Gaga song? Is it ok to make a photocopy for my accompanist? Why can't I upload certain pieces of music to Youtube? Copyright law is ever changing as technology evolves and music-making becomes more and more a digital endeavor. This session presents an overview of US copyright law as it applies to music teaching and learning at all levels.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will understand the nature, purpose, and implementation of copyright law in the United States.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will become acquainted with resources to obtain performance permission as well as mechanical and sync licenses.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will analyze examples of fair use in the classroom.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, Strings, Band, Technology, General Education
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School, Collegiate
Session Type