Eric M. Leventhal
90 Texas L. Rev. 1557

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Eric M. Leventhal’s note, Would You Want William Hung as Your Trier of Facts? The Case for a Specialized Musicology Tribunal, suggests a complete reform of the present judicial treatment of musical copyright infringement cases by advocating the formation of academically constituted music tribunals.  After reviewing the history of musical copyright infringement cases, he addresses why musical copyrights are worthy of special analysis, separate and distinct from other enumerated works.  He then delves into the academic, logistical, and procedural failures of the present legal treatment of musical copyrights before outlining a solution and the rationales for its immediate implementation.