[Bards] Song Books
wolfpaws at mac.com
Tue Jun 5 11:36:26 PDT 2007
If the original author still holds the copyright, it is pretty simple
to get their okay. (And most SCA folk are very obliging about giving
permission. Ulf for example gave me permission to reproduce his
round, "Hey Jack.") But it's still courteous, (and legally
necessary) to obtain permission.
My sense is that record companies freak out if you are deriving
income in any way from a recording, but are less freaked about little
songbooks that nobody gets money from, that don't include the music.
(Which describes the redwulf songbook.)
I might add that if one wanted to post a private site that was
password protected that had a recording on it, that might be a way to
let friends hear a piece. Llyw, Toinette and I have a private
website with some performances of pieces that might be construed to
be copyrighted, but it is only for demonstration purposes, and we
don't give out the password.
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