Young musicians get crash course in copyright law – Arts – The Boston Globe

A group of students from Music & Youth learn about copyright law, learning how artists’ music can and cannot be used.

“You just can’t emphasize enough how important it is to know how to protect what’s yours,” said Javon Martin, who raps under the name Yung Fresh. The 17-year-old senior at John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, one of the stars of Music & Youth’s Blue Hill club as a rapper and producer, was recently tempted by a reality TV producer to sign away rights to his music, for a chance to get on television.

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