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Authors

Peter Pawelczyk

Abstract

In some cases, singers have been able to vindicate property rights in their identities when advertisers have featured sound-alike singers in commercials. However, there is no case law to support that an instrumental musician can protect herself from an advertiser imitating the characteristic sound of her playing. This Comment will explore whether and how the law should protect “musical identities”, particularly when the plaintiff is an instrumental musician rather than a singer.

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