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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000384.txt from 2002/06

From: Mark Gustavson <mgustav@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Copyright question
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:36:47 -0400

One cannot copyright a title.
The date of copyright is not important, it is the death of the composer that
determines public domain.

Mark

HatNYC62@-----.com wrote:

> I might have the opportunity to record the remainder of the Rubank "Concert
> and Contest Collection" this summer. (Some of you know that I already
> recorded the Bassi Nocturne from this collection.
>
> Most of the pieces in the collection have a 'copyright' of around 1947 or so.
> But most of the works themself are much older and should be public domain.
>
> Here is my question: And please, no speculative answers! I need facts only.
>
> Will the label need to pay royalties if we don't refer to the finished
> product as "Concert and Contest Collection?" And what if we do call it that?
>
> Thanks.
>
> David Hattner, NYC
> www.northbranchrecords.com

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