[Bards] Song Books

Ken Theriot kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com
Tue Jun 5 10:32:21 PDT 2007

Amen Padraig!  Filk is the especially pernicious liability here.  While it
is true that you may be able to write new words to some existing tune and
post those new words on line saying "sung to the tune of..."  It is another
thing entirely to post the tune itself.  That is a copyright infringement.
Additionally, any filk that changes only a few words, leaving a majority of
the original words (like most modern filks), cannot even have the lyrics
legally posted because that is called "plagiarism."  


-----Original Message-----
From: bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Pádraig Ruad Ó
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 12:18 PM
To: Ansteorran Bardic list
Subject: Re: [Bards] Song Books


You need to be careful about how you distribute the recorded version of
the newcomers songbook due to legal issues.  Some of the songs are
copyrighted property of the original composer/artist, and there are some
filks that fall under the same restriction for the tunes.  Hosting it
online would probably not be a good idea.

Nunc est bibendum.
Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.

Genie Barrett wrote:
> At 11:55 AM 6/4/2007, you wrote:
>>The Ansteorran "Voices of the Star" volume I is available in PDF
>>format from http://bard.ansteorra.org.  It should be in the files
>>section I think.
> There is the newcomer's songbook as well, set up to be printed on 8x11
> paper.
> Oddly, I am only finding it easily here...
> http://dragonsfire-tor.ansteorra.org/links.html
> It is the .doc or .pdf links in the Bard Links section.
> I have the tapes that accompany it, and my hubby has agreed to remove
> hiss and wine and save them that way for me.  I am not sure if it
> would be better to find someone who might host these on line, or if
> we should just burn a cd or 40.
> Any suggestions?
> Maggie
> Who would charge for the cost of the cd, of course.

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