Understanding the Music Law
The contents of the music law may not be known to many people. There are, however, those who have heard things related to this law but the things they heard were not as clear to them since they need to be interpreted to them.
Taking a closer look of the law, however, we realize it is not hard to understand at all for those who take the time to read broadly about it. The easiest way to interpret any law is by interpreting it clause by clause and then looking at the relationship between the different clauses. To help you fully understand this law and how it is applied, we are going to use that approach in this discussion.
The first clause of the music law that we should examine is the one related to the opposition of trademark publication. In normal cases, trademarks take some duration of time before they are published following their submission by their owners. In the time intervening before the publication, the authority takes it upon itself to establish if the trademark is unique and not plagiarized in any way. Publication indicates that the trademark is unique and that the owner may use it.
However, that may not be the case always. At times, the publication of trademarks may be erroneous despite all the above scruples. This may be occasioned by oversight on the part of the scrutinizers. When this happens, the law gives provision for people to oppose the publication. This is done in a process called the opposition of a trademark publication. The parties that may want to do this ought t file a notice of opposition with the respective bodies and in their notice, they are required to make it plain to those bodies why they think the trademark publication was in error.
The other music law clause that may not be as clear to the proletariat is the copyright termination clause. This clause is quite different from the one dealing with the opposition of the publication of a copyright since it requires the music owner to file for the discontinuation of the use of their property by the companies that may be involved or recording of the related music. Musicians have a provision in the music law to terminate their contracts with certain recording or marketing companies after the expiry of such contracts.
This clause is useful in cushioning the intellectual property of the musicians from an authorized use by unscrupulous recording or marketing companies. This clause, just like the copyright publication opposition requires that the music owners file certain notices to the authority with clear reasons for seeking the termination.