The music industry has undergone several major transformations in the Internet age. The strong sentiment expressed by many music fans is that music is "free" and belongs to the "people". Music is highly distributed and widely available as digital bits.
Teachers who use music content in their classes want to conduct themselves in accordance to the fair use doctrine. Music copyright has becoming a confusing subject matter and is excaberated by the lack of knowledge existent. Their is also a blatant disregard amongst the music listening public that the free copying of music is an inalienable right. A proper understanding of copyright laws can alleviate the common misconceptions that many people possess about this topic.