A recent legal dispute between singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and rapper Nicki Minaj has shed light on an interesting issue in the field of copyright and music: whether musical artists “can be held liable for copyright infringement for works in progress” and whether “artists need permission even to experiment in the studio.”
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 22, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Weiss, Amy, "Works in Progress: Is It Better to Say Sorry Than to Ask for (and Receive) Permission?" (2021). AELJ Blog. 279.