Re: Performing someone else's songs
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 18, 2002 at 02:40:45:
In Reply to: Performing someone else's songs posted by Samantha Marciano on April 18, 2002 at 00:38:41:
: I am a Director of Music at a Catholic church in Perth, Australia. I am looking at performing The Beatles song, Let It Be, at a weekend mass next month. Is this allowed?
Dear Samantha Marciano,
I think it would be unethical to counsel your doing that, since it is my belief that even in Australia that it would be a copyright infringment. If the abuse of the music is not continued there is a good chance that you may not be challenged.
M. Arthur Auslander
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