- Music sampling may constitute copyright infringement unless sound sample unrecognisable (Pelham)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
TMT analysis: The Court of Justice has confirmed that unauthorised music sampling may infringe a phonogram producer’s exclusive right to reproduce and distribute their phonogram, allowing them to prevent another person from taking a sound sample, even if very short, of their phonogram for the purposes of including that sample in another phonogram, unless the sample included in the phonogram is in a modified form unrecognisable to the ear.
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