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k5hsj
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Post by k5hsj » November 19th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Most texts explaining copyright are real eye glazers. Not so an article I ran across in The New Yorker from 2014 entitled “Crooner in Rights Spat.” It’s a very readable account of the absurd state of US copyright law and how it got that way.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/crooner-rights-spat

Winston
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Post by PeterBlock » November 24th, 2018, 3:18 pm

Winston,

I agree--it's exceptionally well written and is the best summary I've seen so far of the principles involved.

Since publication of this article the status of "Happy Birthday to You" has changed:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/happy-birthday-song-officially-recognized-in-public-domain/

Thanks for sharing!

Peter
The Story of a Movie is a "making-of" featurette for your ears.

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