Using Music Works
Infringement of music copyright
What is “infringement of music copyright?”
- “Copyright infringement” refers to using works by means of infringing the character of author of using works without authorization from the copyright holder (refer to Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism website).
- Infringement of author’s economic right can be divided largely into illegal use and illicit use. In the event of illegal use of work, while complete reproduction can be determined as copyright infringement, determining the level of such can be very difficult for illicit use that is not identical but only partially similar to the work. Imitation of style and use of idea are not infringement of copyright, and only appropriation (plagiarism) of expression for is deemed as infringement of copyright (refer to page 74, “Music and Copyright,” Korea Copyright Commission, 2010).