We Can Work It Out: Copyright Law Meets Forensic Musicology

November 06, 2023 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

Please join Berklee College of Music Professor Joe Bennett and Duke Law Professor Jennifer Jenkins for a lively discussion of music copyright and the role of the forensic musicologist. When two songs sound similar, how do we know whether the similarities resulted from copying or coincidence? If copying did occur, when do similarities cross the line into being unlawful? The musical expert holds the key. This event will feature both legal analysis and musical demonstrations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Professor Jenkins and the Duke Law Music Association. For questions, please contact Sam MacDuffie at samuel.macduffie@duke.edu.