even if we legally may, should i teach these copyrighted songs?

if i do, can they perform them for their friends? can they record them? can they pass on their knowledge?

the educator might argue a fair dealing/use exception, but i don't want to chain a student with legal obligations to a record company either.

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of course i want to "meet students where they are" by including contemporary pop in my piano teaching, but i don't think we should just ignore the ethical and legal implications of teaching music which is still under (restrictive) copyright.

am i in violation of copyright if i play a daft punk song for my students?

what if i don't play it, but transcribe it for them?

what if i don't write it down, but tell them exactly which keys to press??

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