The Ethical Requirements Of Sharing Music

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Even broadcasters had no rights to their broadcast. Finally, for performers, their live performances could not be fixed and disseminated. In 1950, the international Federal Phonographic Industry, European Broadcasting Union and the International Federation of Musicians represented the three interests. These finally gave birth to the Rome Convention. Copyright is protected in different Articles of the Convention. Just to highlight one of them, Article 7 provides that performers are to be given rights that prevent broadcasters from communicating the information to the public. This is congruent with the ethical requirements of sharing music. It also prevents performance, fixation and reproduction without their consent. These provisions, among others, apply to music recordings and performances in Canada by being a member of the convention. In most cases, we find that ethical expectation in the way music is shared in Canada is also provided in statutes, boards, and treaties. With this, the ethical channels needed in sharing music may not have been expressed by are implied in the underlying legalities (Freeman, 2015). The next section addresses Immanuel Kant’s moral value of intellectual property. Kant Theory on Intellectual Property: The Injustice of Reprinting Books After the protracted explanation of the current laws, regulations and treaties relating to copyright and applicable in Canada, some loopholes have been realized. I will first give illustration through
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