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(also audio recording), n. ~ Any medium capable of capturing and reproducing an audible signal.

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'Sound recording' is a generic term used to encompass a wide range of formats, including phonograph records, magnetic tape, compact discs, and computer files. The term does not include multimedia recordings that include sound, such as the soundtrack on a motion picture.

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(USC, 17 USC 101) Copyright · Works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as disks, tapes, or other phonorecords, in which they are embodied.