The article explores the topography of the ever-changing legal terrain upstart musicians when asserting a right in a joint work. It presents a story illustrating a common creative environment for rock stars in the making. It offers a brief overview of copyright and joint work to orient readers to the topic matter. It presents a critique of the deficits of the modus operandi of the federal courts with regard to joint authorship.
Michael S. Young,
Heavy Metal Alloys: Unsigned Rock Bands and Joint Work,
Chi.-Kent. L. Rev.
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