Musical composition

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MUSICAL COMPOSITION. The act of congress of February 3, 1831, authorizes the granting of a copyright for a musical composition. A question was formerly agitated whether a composition published on a single sheet of paper, was to be considered a book, and it was decided in the affirmative. 2 Campb. 28, n.; 11 East, 244. See Copyright.

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1221(b)(3), however, taxpayers who own a musical composition or copyright in a musical work created by the taxpayer (or transferred to the taxpayer by the work's creator in a transferred basis transaction) can elect to have gain or loss from the sale or exchange of the musical composition or copyright treated as capital gain or loss.
The score and the performance represent material means of communicating the musical thought, the capacity of locating a sound or of estimating its distance is derived from spatial experiences which are established in advance and extra-acoustic, and the temporality of the musical piece is an essential condition of its actual existence and a specific characteristic of the possibility of conveying its meaning (like the mathematical demonstration, the musical work is also constituted polythetically).
Morris calls the view that musical works are types, of which their performances are tokens, the type-token view, providing the best explanation of the following facts: (i) musical works can be heard; (ii) the existence of a musical work does not depend on any particular performance; (iii) the same musical work can be performed many times.
In summary, the Supreme Court of Lithuania has made its final decision, not subject to appeal: the author of every musical work has the right of remuneration for each manner of use of his work, subject to interest, including for its public performance and presentation, i.
The idea of a musical work was took on increasing impetus with the rise of the middle class.
A musical work is a recipe for producing performances.