Re: In style of Star Spangled Banner
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 14, 2000 at 03:37:32:
In Reply to: In style of Star Spangled Banner posted by Les Perryman on September 13, 2000 at 17:52:29:
: Hello. I would like to find out if I can copyright words for a song that is sung to the style and tune of The Star Spangled Banner. This song would have a different but similar title and all words are different.
: Sincerely, Les Perryman
Dear Mr. Perryman,
Your created words are protected and a copyright can be registered. This is true even if you words are a copyright infringement.
The Star Spangled Banner, even if it had been copyrightted is in the public domain now in any event.
M. Arthur Auslander
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