Balance of Power between Copyright Owners and Music Teachers


This contextual paper investigated literature on copyright owners and music educators. The purpose of the paper was to explore the balance of power in the music industry and the education system. In this study the researchers utilized internet resources, available literature in the library and information from informal interview with both music educators and copyright owners. Major findings of the study are as follows: There is a shake balance of power between copyright owners and music educators as music educators seem to be taking advantage of the existing cooperate laws. The TEACH Act does not affect non-members; therefore, the balance of power does not apply to all countries especially developing nations. The raise of modern technology including the internet affected the relationship in intellectual of property. In the work of these findings the researchers recommended that efforts should be made to harmonize stake holders from all countries through the facilitations of the United Nations. Researchers further recommended that technological interrelations is needed in order to monitor internet and related resources to check on abuse or misuse of music resources.

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Munyaradzi, G. & Makoni, R. (2012). Balance of Power between Copyright Owners and Music Teachers. Creative Education, 3, 205-207. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.32032.

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