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  1. MusicBrainz Style
  2. STYLE-1048

Copyright relationship hierarchy is not correct

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Relationships
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      Description

      "Phonographic copyright" is currently a child of "Copyright" for at least Label-Release and Artist-Release relationships, but I don't think ℗ and © typically "share" a hierarchy on releases.  Usually, "Copyright" (©) refers to the packaging and/or graphic design, whereas "phonographic copyright" (℗) refers to the audio.  I think these relationships should be at the same level, with neither a parent/child of the other.  (I think Label-Release licensing relationships should also be at the same level, and not as children.)

      Example releases where ℗ and © don't demonstrate a shared hierarchy:

      1. https://beta.musicbrainz.org/release/da07e1fa-8654-458b-837c-9eeba9cede5c is a motion picture soundtrack from Sony Music (Europe), on the Sony Classical imprint, but ℗ by WaterTower Music (the American release is from Warner Bros.'s WaterTower Music label, not Sony Music's Sony Classical label) and generically © by Warner Bros. Entertainment.  The photography is further specifically © by both Warner Bros. Entertainment and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment.
      2. https://beta.musicbrainz.org/release/418fac75-17af-4258-a649-4642ca513f87 is a video game-related release from Sony Music Records Inc., on the Sony Records imprint, but ℗ & © by Konami Digital Entertainment, because of the music and artwork.
      3. https://beta.musicbrainz.org/release/6db98530-1e26-44db-b33d-d65f29505bc8 is a video game-related release from MusicRay'n Inc., on the MusicRay'n imprint, with © by MusicRay'n Inc. (presumably because this company manufactured the packaging), but ℗ by SEGA, who owns the video game the music is from

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            • Assignee:
              reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
              Reporter:
              yindesu Duke Yin
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