Re: Copyrights for old old songs...
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on August 09, 2001 at 23:04:37:
In Reply to: Copyrights for old old songs... posted by Malcolm R Gun on August 09, 2001 at 15:02:14:
: I'm currently working on a musical and I happened to write a song that uses the main melody from the "William Tell Overture" by Rossini I ended up liking the song I wrote and would like to use it, but I wasn't sure what the copyright deals were on old classical pieces like that. Is it legal for me to publish this song, or do I have to go through the motions of paying royalties and such? Thanks ever so much!
The Copyright Office has a notice that says all works prior to 1923 are out of copyright.
M. Arthur Auslander
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