Under the Copyright Act, a "sound recording" is a work consisting of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, fixed in a tangible medium (e.g. a disk, tape, or phonorecord). However, the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work are not considered sound recordings. See 17 U.S.C. §101.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A type of copyrighted work resulting from the fixation of a series of musical or other sounds (including narration or spoken words) in some medium. The result is known as a phonorecord. A sound recording copyright protects the way that the composition is performed. The performer, producer, or recording company usually claims copyright in a sound recording.
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August 19, 2010, 5:24 pm