1.150 Now "Officially"(?) WTTT & Stunting w/"Danny Boy"s

Garrett Wollman wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu
Sun Nov 2 21:11:27 EST 2003

<<On Sun, 2 Nov 2003 10:15:21 -0800 (PST), tc@chaostheory.com said:

> Now, on that point-- the song publishing would certainly be in the public
> domain, but wouldn't any recording of the song have a copyright on that
> specific performance and still be subject to royalty?

In analog broadcasting, royalties are paid only for the composition
(music, lyrics, and arrangement) and not the performance.  (This dates
back to an earlier era when most music on the radio was performed
live; the performers received payment for their work at the time of
performance, but the composers were not involved in the production and
so demanded royalties.)


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