Monday, February 26, 2024

On the history of performance and copyright

If you’ve ever tried to get permission to perform a play, you’ve probably encountered some issues having to do with theatrical copyright. But where did the concept of copyrighting theatrical works come from? What do the legal wrangles over who owns the rights to a performance say about the nature of theatre?

Harvard University professor Dr. Derek Miller opines on this topic in a podcast, available here.


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