[Bards] Song Books

Cynthia Rogers wolfpaws at mac.com
Wed Jun 6 04:25:04 PDT 2007

My citation for Burden of the Crown in the Redwulf Songbook is as  
This song is by Baldwin of Erebor (Derek Foster).
© 1979, all rights reserved
Published in Tournaments Illuminated #60

Many apologies for using it without express permission. It was  
originally put in with no citation at all (taken down from an oral  
performance of the piece by someone who had no idea who the author  
was.)  Later I tracked down publication information and cited it in a  
way appropriate for the time, but as we've been talking about, times  
have changed.

May I have your permission? Should the citation be changed?  And of  
course, I completely understand if you want me to pull it from the book.

Very best,

On Jun 6, 2007, at 12:31 AM, Ken Theriot wrote:

> There are some serious copyright problems with this book, and any  
> reproduction and/or distribution of it is not legal.  I actually  
> administer at least one copyright in this collection (Burden of the  
> Crown…Raven Boy Music is the publisher), and was never asked for  
> permission to print the lyrics.  I don’t know what version of the  
> recording was used on these tapes, but if it is Baldwin’s from his  
> CD “Welcome to the Current Middle Ages,” then that is an additional  
> violation since we were not asked permission.  Now I’m certainly  
> not saying that I wouldn’t grant permission.  But nobody has even  
> asked.  I can’t say for sure whether permission was granted for the  
> Archie Fisher and Stan Rogers songs and other songs under active  
> copyright (Mercedes Lackey, Silly Wizard, etc.).  But if not, those  
> are further violations.  Are you in violation if you download this  
> book?  Probably not.  But if you make copies and give them away  
> (yes, even if it is NOT for profit), then you have crossed the  
> line.  The administrators of this site are most certainly in  
> violation of copyright law, as are the people who made and  
> distributed the tapes.
> Before we advertise and distribute this book, much work needs to be  
> done to make it legal.
> Kenneth
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