Problem for discussion 1 February 2006

  1. How would your treatment of property interests in Afghani music (including the birdsongs) differ if you were to apply a rule analogous to the riparian rights rule for water, or a rule analogous to the appropriation rule for water?
  2. Be prepared to flesh out your your ideas for the Afghani music regime and apply them to specific (hypothetical) Afghani musical works and sound recordings.
  3. Think about how your system should define evidence sufficient to

    a. show the "metes and bounds" (boundaries) of the property interests it recognizes, and

    b. show authorization or transfer by the rights holder