803.6 (B) (6) Mixtapes
The term “mixtape” may refer to a compilation of preexisting tracks, often based on a particular theme, or may refer to an album containing remixes of preexisting tracks. Copyrightable remix or compilation authorship may support a derivative authorship claim. Mixtapes that unlawfully employ preexisting sound recordings are not subject to copyright protection. 17 U.S.C. § 103 (A).