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#1127043 - 03/17/05 06:03 AM Recording copyrighted music?
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Can anyone tell me how to handle recording copyrighted music?. Paying royalties, etc.

I have a friend who wants to start selling CDs of her arrangements at the gigs she plays. She had heard about "poor man's copyrighting". Is anyone familiar with this.

Any input or direction anyone can offer is appreciated.

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#1127044 - 03/17/05 06:57 AM Re: Recording copyrighted music?
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You're supposed to license (or receive permission) for the use of copyrighted material. It could be easy to do if a licensing agency handles the material. As here:

http://www.harryfox.com

But some material may be more to difficult to deal with. You may have to contact the publisher or composer directly.
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#1127045 - 03/17/05 07:02 AM Re: Recording copyrighted music?
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Originally posted by Stevester:
She had heard about "poor man's copyrighting". Is anyone familiar with this.

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I'm not familiar with this term. To avoid spending money, one could ignore the law and hope you don't get caught. Or one could record music in the public domain to avoid the issue altogether.
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#1127046 - 03/17/05 08:08 AM Re: Recording copyrighted music?
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JazzManToo,

Many thanks for all your help.

What do you mean by "record in the public domain"?.

Regards,
Steve
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#1127047 - 03/17/05 08:43 AM Re: Recording copyrighted music?
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Poor man's copyrighting is when you mail a tape of a song to yourself and don't open the envelope. As the post office puts a date on mail when canceling stamps, you've got evidence of the earlier creation of your work in the event someone steals it from you. This might be pretty good evidence as long as you opened the envelope in court. However, before you can sue anyone for copyright infringement, you have to first register the work in question.

The public domain is the place where works live forever after their rights have lapsed. For example, Dover Publishing can reprint all of Beethoven's sonatas for cheap because the rights of the original publisher, the editor and the composer have expired and Dover doesn't have to pay any of them. At present, copyright may exist for works published after 1923 (I think. Could be 1922.) so you have to be careful.

If you're serious about playing music, especially if you plan to make it a career, you should check out the Copyright Office website. No need to become an expert on the subject, but it never hurts to know a thing or two about your business.

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#1127048 - 03/18/05 01:23 PM Re: Recording copyrighted music?
Stevester Offline
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JazzManToo & Dave,

Many thanks for the information, I will pass this on to my friend.

Regards,
Steve
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