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iTunes: How Copyright, Contract, and Technology Shape the Business of Digital Media

iTunes: How Copyright, Contract, and Technology Shape the Business of Digital Media

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Published by Pablo Manriquez
via The Harvard Berkman Center
via The Harvard Berkman Center

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Published by: Pablo Manriquez on Nov 23, 2010
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Ideally, an interested company would be able to design one online music store that could be expanded quickly
and simply into every global market. Before a company can design such software, it will need to know what is
considered fair use in each country of interest, both to gauge user expectations, and also to ascertain if it can
assure music providers of a safe environment for online music distribution. While international treaties exist
that are intended to harmonize copyright law on a global basis, their treatment of fair use is too vague to be
helpful on this front.406 This section will describe the current state of fair use laws in several of the most
significant global markets: the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, China and
Japan.

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