Clinton quoted in ‘Gaga’ story in ‘Republic’

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Robert Clinton
Robert Clinton
, Foundation Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, was quoted in an article by Michael Clancy on Monday, Sept 24, in The Arizona Republic.

The story talked about Lady Gaga’s latest album, and the unique new format it will be released in: an interactive app that will include videos, games, fashion, magazines and chats.

The new approach is raising legal questions about copyright law, piracy and the music industry, Clancy wrote.

Clinton, who teaches and writes about cyberspace law and copyright issues at the College of Law, said he is less concerned with piracy, and more interested in how this will change sales.

“Federal copyright law handles this easily,” Clinton said. “Where this is revolutionary is in the marketing.”

According to Clinton, Gaga could bypass the record industry by distributing her music herself.

“This has the potential to change the economics of the recording industry,” he said. “She is very bright, and she is on top of this.”

Read the article here.


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