From the Syllabus
Monday, Nov. 13: Getting Rights Right for Musicians: The Case for Giving Away your Property
Guests: Wayne Marshall and Mike Fricklas
Using music as a case study we make the argument that most musicians stand to benefit, financially and otherwise, by openly sharing their music under a permissive rights system. At the same time we will look for balance in the legal rights which a creator may claim allowing for full choice with minimal coercion beyond the incentives of the new marketplace. Weâll look at the changes currently taking place in terms of music production and music consumption. Weâll also look at the rights systems available.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: TBD
Wayne Marshall is "an ethnomusicologist by training, an MC/DJ/producer by calling, and a blogger by choice." You can read about him here and here. Check out his blog here. Note the reference to Professor Nesson's appearance on YouTube. After appearing in our class, Wayne will be at the Enormous Room with DJ C and DJ Flack and their distinguished guest, DJ Rugged One. The Enormous Room is at 567 Mass Ave. in Cambridge and the show is 10-1 with no cover.