[Ansteorra] RE: Infringing Copyrights

Young, Carolyn Carolyn.Young at goodmanmfg.com
Mon Nov 1 08:50:14 PST 2004

So again, just where does this put "Born on the List Field" since the author
has not put it into a *tangible form* and has expressly stated his wishes
that it not be done so?  Or indeed, anything done in Period oral tradition

HL Caitlin nan Cnoc Airghead
Chronicler, Shire of Gates Edge

Carolyn B. Young
Goodman Mfg.
IT - Branch
713/861.2500 ext 425

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Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 19:35:47 -0500
From: Barat <barat at cox.net>
Subject: Re: Infringing Copyrights RE: [Ansteorra] looking for song
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Sorry for the late response to this, but I've been out of circulation 
for two weeks.

The information you presented on copyright is incorrect. The following 
information is taken directly from U.S. Copyright Circular 1: Copyright 


and the information on fair use includes information taken from the 
1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of 
the U.S. Copyright Law which sites the findings of several court cases 
concerning fair use. Please note the information on parodies as it is 
directly applicable to S.C.A. song "filking".


Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works 
of authorship including: literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic 
works - such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and 

A work is under Copyright protection the moment it's: created and fixed 
in a tangible form so that it is perceptible either directly or with 
the aid of a machine or device (such as a computer or tape/CD player).

How long does copyright last? For works created after January 1, 1978, 
copyright protection will endure for the life of the author plus an 
additional 70 years. In the case of a joint work, the term lasts for 70 
years after the last surviving author's death. For anonymous and 
pseudonymous works and works made for hire, the term will be 95 years 
from the year of first publication or 120 years from the year of 
creation, whichever expires first.

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