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they can't play baseball, they don't wear sweaters, they're not good dancers, they don't play drums

Posted on 2004.02.11 at 13:05
How I feel about it all: okayokay
Soundtrack: Barnes and Barnes - Fish Heads
Okay, now that I've figured the yousendit thing out, prepare to be spammed with music that you may/may not care about.

You have been warned.

The first one is here: Upside Down From Here.

Oh, and quick question: If someone makes a recording of someone else performing/singing/reading something, is it copyright the person who performed/sang/read/wrote it? Is that confusing? Bleh.

Comments:


Evie
phoenixw at 2004-11-02 14:40 (UTC) ()
Eat them up, yum!

The writer of a song holds copyright on that song, which they help protect by registering with the Library of Congress.

The recorder of a song doesn't copyright their performance exactly. A recording is protected by sending a copy of the recording to very same the Library of Congress with the name of the recording artist. It's indicated as "(P) 2004 Name of Band". From that point, Name of Band owns the rights (duplication, broadcast) to that song.

The engineer doesn't own rights on a recording, unless the artist releases the rights.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-11-02 15:40 (UTC) ()
Hmm.

This is actually a spoken word performance, by the author, recorded by an outside source. I wonder if the same rules of copyright apply.



Evie
phoenixw at 2004-11-03 08:20 (UTC) ()
It appears the answer is "yes". Protection of a recording doesn't distinguish between spoken word and music.

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ56.html

And it looks like I was wrong on a couple of points - copyright protection is automatic when the work is created (included recorded).

My main point being that the recording is protected separately from the published work, both in the case of written word and music.
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