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A music producing firm holds the copyright over several songs which have just been recorded by a popular singer. Based on market research conducted by a consulting agency, the producer expects to sell 50,000 CDs for $20 each. The accountant of the firm is unsure whether the copyright meets the criteria for definition and recognition as an asset.

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Outline your advice to the accountant, under the following independent scenarios.
a The producer will be selling the CDs in a country where there are numerous pirate operators and it is difficult to enforce copyright laws.

b In the past 5 years, this particular singer has recorded 5 top-10 hits, while 3 of her songs have been complete failures.

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