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On the site IP Iustitia a lawyer, Jani Ihalainen, discusses this in detail, at least for the USA. TLDR: in the US the courts have held that a voice is not copyrightable, but copying a voice can still be forbidden in certain circumstances if the copying can be regarded as impersonation. Bette Midler and Tom Waits both won cases where other people copied ...


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The laws are different everywhere. In a lot of countries (including the USA and Germany) the creator owns the copyright to any creative work of art they produce, as soon as they produce it. There is no need to register a copyright, but this does make proof of infringement much easier. If someone takes the work and performs it as their own, that would be ...


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