Music and Law, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Emerald 2013.

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

Published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 18. 

Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2013.

ISBN-10: 1783500360 | ISBN-13: 978-1783500369  



SYNOPSIS

The chapters in this volume present social-science and legal perspectives on various conditions and implications of the connection between music and law. In view of recent developments in internet technology and changes in the music industry, the legal issues posed by music as a form of artistic expression have become more urgent to be addressed than ever before. The chapters deal with a multitude of legal issues of music, including copyright violations, normative frameworks to address piracy and other forms of deviance, prison iconography in pop music, and revealing of the nexus between the legal and the artistic. Unrestricted with respect to theoretical approach and methodological orientation, the chapters in this volume are usefully diverse in addressing various dimensions of music and law. The context of analysis of the chapters is also decidedly comparative and international. Students and scholars in law, music, sociology, and business will be able to benefit from the insights presented in this volume. 

This volume appears as Volume 18 in the series, "Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance."



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION: THE LAWS OF MUSIC [online copy]
Mathieu Deflem

Part I: Norms and Sanctions

IF REAGAN PLAYED DISCO: ROCKING OUT AND SELLING OUT WITH THE TALKING HEADS OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND THEIR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MUSIC
            Danwill David Schwender

GRADUATED RESPONSES TO ONLINE PIRACY: APPROACHES TAKEN IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD
            Serona Elton

Music identities, individualization, and ownership shifts: Empowering a litigious paradigm of copyright protection
            Mitch Daschuk and James Popham

THE BAND: ARTISTIC, LEGAL, AND FINANCIAL STRUCTURES WHICH SHAPE MODERN MUSIC
            Jon M. Garon

Part II: Politics and Culture

THE POLICY OF ELECTRO-AMPLIFIED POPULAR MUSIC IN FRANCE: THE LIBERAL CONTEXT AND THE REGULATION OF REBELLIOUS CULTURES
            Jean-Marie Seca

STRATEGIC AFRO-MODERNISM, DYNAMIC HYBRIDITY, AND BEBOP'S SOCIO-POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE
            Cynthia R. Nielsen

CULTURAL NORMS OF JAPANESE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC
            Masaya Takahashi

SCRAPING THE BARREL OF ANALOGUE AMNESIA: THE SOFT RESCUE OF MAGNETIC OBSCURITY OVER THE FINAL EMBERS OF “EXPANDED” POP STARDOM
Heitor Alvelos

PRISON AND POP
            Victor P. Corona

Part III: Illegality and Deviance

UNDERSTANDING DEVIANT MUSIC
            Sara Towe Horsfall 

STOLEN OR RELEASED MUSIC? THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF PIRACY IN ITALY
            Cecilia Blengino

EMPIRICAL INSIGHTS INTO RECORDED MUSIC CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT 
            Juan D. Montoro-Pons
            Manuel Cuadrado-GarcĂ­a 



Book review: Criminologia.de (in German): "This edited volume provides an excellent insight into the diverse subject area and various intersections of music and law. Here, the internationality and interdisciplinarity of authorship is particularly noteworthy and grants fascinating insights into the different local cultures and legal systems." --Christian Wickert, University of Hamburg, Institute for Criminological Research.

See also other volumes in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
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