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Posted by Shirley Warren on July 26, 2003 at 09:47:48:
I am a composer of music and art songs. I have written a song based on a poem by a (long) dead poet, whose work was translated in the 1970's by a person I cannot find. The publisher of this book sold the rights; the next publisher sold the rights; etcetera. I have written to four publishers, all of whom say they don't own the rights. My problem is that I cannot publish my song without proving that I am not violating copyright. Any suggestions?
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