By Genevieve Burgess

Genevieve Burgess has a Master's degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, and is very good at explaining what that is if you ask. She works at an organization based in Washington, D.C that collects and distributes performance royalties to artists.

  1. Copyright laws must walk a fine line between encouraging creativity -- by ensuring that authors of creative works are given a way to make a living from their work and know their families will continue to benefit -- while also ensuring that the creative efforts of future generations are not hampered. Once a work is released to the public, it begins a new phase in its history.